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Leach field installation
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What is a Leach Field?

Leach fields are an integral part of your home’s plumbing system. Septic tanks fill up with wastewater and solid waste, but the water needs to

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Overflowing cesspool
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What is a Cesspool?

There are several private wastewater systems, but one of the most misunderstood options is a cesspool. You may have heard the term “cesspit” or “cesspool,”

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Lifecycle of Pfiesteria
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What is Pfiesteria?

Between 1998 and 2004, samples taken from several Suffolk County waterways found traces of Pfiesteria. Like many other types of microalgae or phytoplankton, Pfiesteria contributes

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Rust tide in the lower YOrk River
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What is a Rust Tide?

Harmful algal blooms impact local water sources and environments. Rust tides are one of the many concerns for local officials who want to revamp local

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Blue-green cyanobacteria in a waterway
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What are Cyanobacteria?

Many of Suffolk County’s waterways and lakes experience harmful algal blooms, including those caused by cyanobacteria. In some cases, these blooms can be toxic to

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