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Residents are advised to eliminate standing water in and around homes
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced today that 22 new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected  on July 26, 2017, from Lindenhurst (2), Copaigue(1), West Babylon (2), Huntington (2) Greenlawn (1), Huntington Station […]

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State Funding Would Replace Nearly 5,000 Cesspools Across Suffolk County
County Executive Bellone:  “Long Island is the second most popular tourism destination in the State our water quality is essential to this multi-billion dollar industry.” 
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that Suffolk County has submitted a multi-jurisdictional funding request for $50 million dollars on behalf of a […]

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Knollwood  Beach Association Beach, Fleets Cove Beach, Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, and Valley Grove Beach are all closed.
Amityville Village Beach, Tanner Park Beach, Venetian Shores Beach. Copiague Harbor POA, West Islip Beach and Lake Ronkonkoma remain closed.
 
The following beaches are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable […]

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for Long Island and the downstate region for Thursday July 20, 2017. Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken advises that young children, the elderly, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or […]

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Residents are advised to eliminate standing water in and around homes
 
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced today that three new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The sample, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on July 3 from Stony Brook(1) and July 6 from Huntington (1) and Nesconset(1). The county has […]

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Nine Homeowners Issued Grants to Replace their Outdated Septic Systems and Cesspools; 165 Homeowners Have Applied to Date
First-in-the-State Program Provides Suffolk County Homeowners Grants and Low-Interest Financing to Afford Advanced Wastewater Technologies
County Executive’s Innovative Program will Significantly Reduce Nitrogen Pollution and Restore Health of Long Island Waters
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the issuance of the […]

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Residents are advised to eliminate standing water in and around homes
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced today that a mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus. The sample, a Culex pipiens-restuans, was collected on June 28, 2017 in Melville. This is the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile […]

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for the Long Island region. Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken advises that young children, the elderly, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems, limit strenuous outdoor activity. Ozone […]

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Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred on, July 7, 2017, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 65 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential for the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.
The beaches covered by the advisory are located in […]

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Huntington Residents are Picked to Receive Advanced Water Treatment System as Part of County’s Program to Combat Nitrogen Pollution
 
Huntington Bay, NY – As part of an ongoing County-wide effort to improve our water quality, Lydia and John Von Barta were selected at random to receive the free system in the second phase of the […]

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