2015 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 18:52:35 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: South Farmingdale (NY) Water District settlement with U.S. Navy
Schumer Announces $3.3M for South Farmingdale Water District from Settlement with U.S. Navy, No Added Cost to Local Ratepayers

by Long Island News & PRs  
May 4, 2015

South Farmingdale, NY - May 1, 2015 - Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer presented the South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD) with a check for $3.3 million due to the recent U.S. Navy reimbursement settlement as a result of plume contamination. SFWD has borrowed almost $5 million from the Town of Oyster Bay to construct Plant No. 3, a water treatment facility to filter and purify the ground water impacted by the Bethpage plume.  Repaying the bond could have cost consumers $1.5 million each year over the course of the loan. Therefore, in September, Schumer called on the U.S. 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, Hicksville Road, Seaford, New York. Schumer publicly said that consumers should not be on the hook for something they didn’t create. Today’s announcement means that local ratepayers will not be on the hook for the new water treatment facility; the Navy is paying for the entire construction of Plant No. 3. Schumer also said that the second installment of money will be made soon; SFWD submitted the appropriate paperwork, which needs to be reviewed and approved.


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