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Update: Riverhead forum on water issues rescheduled for Sept. 15

Riverhead Town will update residents and have conversations on water quality issues and infrastructure during the town's first water forum on Sept. 15, according to Councilman Ken Rothwell.

Newly released data disclose Navy knew of toxic PFAS chemicals in groundwater at Grumman ‘fence line’ in 2016

Data released by the Navy this week for the first time show significant detections of toxic PFAS chemicals at the southern border of the former aerospace manufacturing site.

Water wars: Town pulls trigger on water district extension for Manorville in effort to keep water authority out of Riverhead

After years of request for public water by Manorville residents, the town board last night took the first step to provide the service, after learning the SCWA is now exploring bringing water to the area.

Riverhead offered state grant to replace drinking water service lines containing lead

Riverhead has been offered a $627,327 state grant to replace lead drinking water service lines.

In My Opinion Why you should vote ‘yes’ for Prop One – for land preservation and water quality

Residents of the Town of Riverhead, you and I have what it takes to shape the future of our community, ensure our rural quality of life, and continue to protect our critical, natural resources.
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Peconic River contaminated in downtown Riverhead by sewage discharge, county officials issue advisory

Residents should avoid contact with the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead due to a potentially unsafe discharge of sewage wastewater, according to county health officials.

New law: real estate transfer tax money can be spent on water quality projects; voter approval still needed

The governor has signed a bill sponsored by Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele that would extend the community preservation fund through 2050 and allow towns to spend up to 20 percent of their CPF revenues on water quality projects. The measure must still be approved by voters.

Plan for open-water dumping of dredge spoil in L.I. Sound deserves more scrutiny, Legis. Al Krupski says

One month to review and comment on a plan 10 years in the making for dredge spoil disposal in and around L.I. Sound is not enough, Legis. Al Krupski says.

Riverhead seeks grant funding for South Jamesport sewer feasibility study

Riverhead officials are moving forward on the idea of sewering the South Jamesport area, first proposed by Supervisor Sean Walter last month following the...