INNOVATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
On December 29, 2017 the Suffolk County Department of Health Services adopted revised Standards for the management and approval of I/A OWTS along with significant revisions to the residential and commercial construction standards, which define the requirements for the design and construction of I/A OWTS. In addition, as of January 19, 2018 SCDHS has certified five (5) I/A OWTS technologies for Provisional Use. Copies of the Sanitary Code, Standards and other useful I/A OWTS documents can be found here:
ALTERNATIVE ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS STUDY
Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) has approved three (3) new sanitary technologies, the NitrexTM System, Aqua Point – Bioclere®, WesTech’s STM-AerotorsTM, as capable of attaining 10 mg/L for total nitrogen for systems between 1,000 gpd and 15,000 gpd. These systems join the list of previously approved technologies which include, Cromaglass, Biologically Engineered Single Sludge Treatment (BESST), Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) and Membrane Biological Reactor (MBR) which qualify for a reduced separation distance of 75 feet under SCDHS standards for systems of 15,000 gallons per day (gpd) or less. A new sanitary system study is currently in the planning phase to further examine small systems, under 1,000 gpd, with a 50% nitrogen removal criterion.
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REPORT ON THE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY - 2012 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
In 2012 there were 195 sewage treatment plants (STP) operating in Suffolk County. These plants are regulated under the terms and conditions of a State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit. In 2012, Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) performed inspections of all of the aforementioned STPs under its jurisdiction. Out of 195 STPs, 168 plants are capable of reducing BOD5 (Biochemical Oxygen Demand), SS (Total Suspended Solids), and N (Total Nitrogen) and are categorized as tertiary plants and 27 plants are capable of reducing BOD5 and SS only and are categorized as secondary plants.
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