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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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