2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:38:52 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: South Farmingdale Water District wants reimbursement for treatment of Bethapage Navy site (NY) water
South Farmingdale Water District & U.S. Senator Schumer Demand U.S. Navy Steps Up and Fulfills Reimbursement Obligation

By Allison Gayne
LongIsland.com (NY)     
September 3 2014       

South Farmingdale, NY - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and the South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD) recently called on the United States Navy and Department  of Justice (D.O.J.) to prevent significant water bill increases for Farmingdale’s thousands of residents and immediately follow through on the Navy’s years-old obligation to reimburse the SFWD for the capital costs, operating and maintenance of the water treatment facility, which was constructed at Plant No. 3 4090 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY.

SFWD has borrowed almost $5 million from the Town of Oyster Bay to construct the water treatment facility to filter and purify the ground water impacted by the Bethpage plume.  Repaying the bond will cost consumers $1.5 million each year over the course of the loan, and Schumer says consumers should not be on the hook for something they didn’t create. Each month that passes will increase the unfair burden on SFWD and its thousands of customers, and Schumer will say that the federal government must step up quickly in order to prevent these costs from being passed on to ratepayers, as is expected to occur in the near future.


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