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Riverhead Sewer District

County sues Riverhead over sewer rate dispute

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Suffolk County has sued the Town of Riverhead over sewer rates established earlier this year for out-of-town users — which the county says is targeted at its facilities in Riverside.

Court tosses Riverhead’s $2 million lawsuit against county for sewer tax stabilization funds

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A State Supreme Court justice has ruled against the Town of Riverhead in a 2017 lawsuit brought to compel Suffolk County to pay the Riverhead Sewer District more than $2 million from the Drinking Water Protection Program.

Sewer district pump station failure causes discharge of untreated wastewater into Peconic River: health department

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An electrical problem caused the Raynor Avenue pumps to shut down and overflow last night, discharging an estimated 4,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into the Peconic River, Sewer District Superintendent Michael Reichel said.

School officials ask town to exclude water used for irrigation from calculation of sewer rents, to save $50K-plus annually

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The district's sewer fees, charged on an estimated sewage flow calculated according to the volume of water used, have increased by more than 50 percent since the district installed irrigation systems to water its athletic fields and lawns. But the water used for irrigation doesn't flow to the sewer plant.
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Riverhead to sue Suffolk County for sewer tax stabilization money

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At issue is the right to payment from a special fund administered by the county that’s intended to stabilize sewer district assessments and taxes in Suffolk. The fund's source of revenue is a quarter-percent sales tax authorized by state law.
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