Mangano Secures FEMA Funds For Nassau’s Critical Infrastructure

County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau is in line to receive nearly $15 million in aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse costs associated with returning wastewater treatment plants to Post-Hurricane operations.

County Executive Mangano stated, “Working with Congressman King, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand and Governor Cuomo, Nassau County secured FEMA dollars to ensure hurricane damaged wastewater plants were swiftly returned to operational condition and that necessary long-term hardening plans are developed while additional funds for mitigation construction begin to flow.”

As a result of flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, 41 of 57 sewage pumping stations throughout Nassau County were damaged by the storm surge. Four of five wastewater treatment plants sustained damage as a result of the storm, along with areas of the sanitary collection system that were inundated with floodwaters.