February 15, 2017-- County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) announced recently that the Nassau County Department of Public Works (DPW) has commissioned a study to look at conducting a site-specific groundwater assessment and stream sampling program for the Crescent Beach area.
The study is intended to help the County DPW determine if ‘sewering’ alone will solve the water quality issues at Crescent Beach. The study will also look at the water quality of the ground water and the storm water runoff in addition to any septic impacts.
“Once the results of the study are determined, the DPW can do a focused assessment of the area to improve Crescent Beach," said Ken Arnold, Director of Nassau County Department of Public Works.
The proposal is to conduct a site-specific ground water assessment and stream sampling program for the Crescent Beach area. The County has approved service provider, Clean Globe to conduct well drilling and Long Island Laboratories Inc to do the sample analysis.
Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton, encouraged that this study has been commissioned, said that she is looking forward to Crescent Beach one-day reopening for public use.
"Sewer and septic system improvements will hopefully allow the opening of Crescent Beach one day," she said, "so it can again become a real asset to the City of Glen Cove."
For more information, Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton’s office can be reached at 516-571-6211.