Town of East Hampton Installs Eco-Friendly Septic System in Amagansett

Town Expects an 80% Reduction in Nitrogen Emissions at Facility

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2020 has proven to be an important year for the ecological future of East Hampton Town and the earth as a whole. East Hampton Town has begun installing “innovative and alternative onsite wastewater treatment systems” (also known as an I/A OWTS system) on municipal properties. The first such project was the installation of a Fuji Clean wastewater treatment system by Keith Grimes Inc. and Advanced Wastewater Solutions in the public restroom found in the back of Amagansett’s municipal parking lot.

The Fuji Clean Wastewater Treatment System is expected to reduce nitrogen emissions below the 19 milligram-per-liter standard for I/A OWTS systems and result in an 80-percent reduction of nitrogen compared to a traditional septic systems. According to Kevin McGowin, partner at Advanced Wastewater Solutions: “The Town of East Hampton’s use of an I/A OWTS system for this project demonstrates the leading role that the Town is playing in Long Island’s fight against nitrogen pollution. And their selection of a Fuji Clean wastewater treatment system among the available technologies reinforces the efficacy and reliability that Fuji Clean brings to the table as the worldwide leader in onsite wastewater treatment.”

East Hampton Town currently has plans to install low-nitrogen systems at the West Lake comfort station in Montauk as well as at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. There are additional projects planned further out as well with plans to convert many public facilities to these alternative septic systems.

The Amagansett project was paid for by money from the Community Preservation Fund, which is funded by a 2-percent real estate transfer tax. Up to 20 percent of this fund may be used for water quality protection and restoration. The town offers a septic improvement rebate of up to $20,000 to property owners who switch from traditional septic systems to nitrogen-reducing I/A OWTS systems. 

To learn more about today’s options for low-nitrogen emission wastewater treatment systems, contact Advanced Wastewater Solutions today.