Senator Gaughran, Assemblymember Stern Announce $22 Million State Investment in Huntington Station Sewers

Today, Senator Jim Gaughran and Assemblymember Steve Stern joined local homeowners and advocates to announce that they secured a $22,000,000 investment from this year’s State budget for sewer hook-ups in Huntington Station. This funding will allow neighborhoods off of New York Avenue in Huntington Station to connect into the sewer expansion in Huntington Station’s business district, which will allow for increased environmental protections and expansion of housing for the Huntington Station community.


Senator Jim Gaughran said “I’m thrilled that we secured $22 million of State funding for Huntington Station homeowners to connect to sewers. Bringing this money back to Long Island will allow homeowners to phase out their cesspools, an expensive and inconvenient system, and utilize sewer infrastructure, which will tremendously benefit our environment. Let’s get shovels into the ground!”


Assemblymember Steve Stern said “I am so proud to deliver this historic $22 million investment to complete Huntington Station’s sewer infrastructure. This vital funding will provide substantial assistance to our local homeowners, who for decades have struggled with the costs and inconvenience of septic system maintenance.  I have been a strong advocate for sewers in Huntington Station since first representing this community in the Suffolk County Legislature, so I’m especially pleased that these critically important funds will finally allow our residents the same opportunity that local businesses have to connect.  This crucial infrastructure is truly transformational, and will help protect our homeowners and our precious environment in Huntington Station for generations to come.”


Willie Perez, Huntington Station homeowner, said “I thank Senator Gaughran and Assemblymember Stern for bringing this much needed funding to our community. This money will fund countless Huntington Station homeowners connecting into sewers and is a tremendous investment in our neighborhood. Thank you!”


Marc Herbst, Executive Director of the Long Island Contractors’ Association, said “Senator Gaughran and Assemblymember Stern are once again delivering for the people of Suffolk County, in what has become one of the most pressing issues of the region; sewer expansion.  The $22,000,000 will not only strengthen the Long Island economy by modernizing an outdated system, it will also allow for increased housing for Huntington Station in an environmentally friendly way. We applaud the Senator and Assemblymember for their commitment to creating a better and stronger Long Island.”


Kyle Strober, Executive Director, Association for a Better Long Island, said “The NYS $22m investment in Huntington Station sewers is a win-win for Long Island, as these sewer projects will protect our environment by removing environmentally hazardous septic tanks and unlock new areas for economic development via sewer expansion.  ABLI commends NYS Senator James Gaughran and Assemblyman Steve Stern for their commitment to Long Island, which will make Huntington a better place to live as well as more economically viable for generations to come.”


Matthew Aracich, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, said “Sewer infrastructure is a key component of any community. The $22 million dollars that Senator Guaghran and Assemblyman Stern secured for Huntington Station represents sewer hookups for hundreds of new homes in a traditionally underserved community.  This sewer buildout also represents real jobs for our membership, and it will create another avenue for those looking to get into the apprenticeship programs.”


Mitchell H. Pally, Long Island Builders Institute Chief Executive Officer, said “The Long Island Builders Institute wants to congratulate State Senator Jim Gaughran and Assemblyman Steve Stern on this absolutely necessary capital investment in the Huntington Station community for new sewer connections. Promoting sewer construction and connections for our residential communities is essential for both the protection of our environment by reducing the amount of nitrogen going into our waters and by promoting economic development by allowing for additional building options which are not possible today under county health department rules and regulations because of the lack of sewers.  These funds will allow this community to be part of the rebirth of many areas of Suffolk County which are handicapped by the lack of sewers.”


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