The Nassau County Legislature today approved County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s plan to utilize a no-interest, 100% reimbursable loan of approximately $465 million from the State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) to repair the Hurricane Sandy-stricken Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant. Under the plan, 90% of the repair expenses will be reimbursed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the remaining 10% will be reimbursed by Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds provided to Nassau County by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“My administration continues to aggressively move forward in repairing the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant while strengthening the facility from future storms,” said County Executive Mangano. “This funding is a critical step in achieving the long-term health of the plant and protecting our local neighborhoods, waterways and environment.”
The $465 million authorized today will fund six major projects at the Bay Park plan:
County Executive Mangano continues to pursue funding for an ocean outfall pipe which will further protect our waterways and commercial fishing industry.