Long Island to receive $400m funding for wastewater projects

Global Data Point, 2014-05-22

The projects are intended at reducing harmful nitrogen levels in the area's waterways.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide $150m to Nassau County and around $250m to Suffolk County under its Community Development Block Grants.

Earlier in 2014, US Senator Charles Schumer criticised the budget request that would slash funding for more than 340 critical, and often mandated, sewer upgrades in New York .

There are more than 340 sewer projects in Upstate New York and Long Island that have pending applications for such funding in 2014 alone, with several developments waiting to be funded in the coming years.