of Clean Coastal Waters
in Long Island Sound
Nitrogen pollution threatens our way of life, but we can fix it.
Nitrogen pollution in coastal waters of Long Island Sound is reaching a tipping point. The longer we wait to fix it, the harder and costlier it will be. The Nature Conservancy has developed this website to provide the information, tools and resources coastal communities need to restore and protect clean, healthy waters – now and for future generations.
Nature Can't Wait
And Neither Can We
Climate change is going to make septic systems a problem for millions, UN warns
The Journal Times- September 27, 2019
More than 60 million people in the U.S. manage their sewage with septic systems, which are incredibly vulnerable to sea level rise and heavy rains. The climate crisis has brought both.
Suffolk unveils plans for 1,200 new high-tech septic systems next year
Newsday- September 17, 2019
Suffolk County officials are ramping up a plan to reduce nitrogen pollution in waterways by installing 1,200 high-tech septic systems next year, County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday.
Hartford Courant- September 13, 2019
In the past three weeks, problems in two different Massachusetts municipalities sent more than 374,000 gallons of raw sewage pouring down the Connecticut River and eventually into Long Island Sound.