Suffolk lawmakers sign off on nearly $400 million in sewer projects
Two long-awaited sewer projects cleared their final legislative hurdles Tuesday as Suffolk County lawmakers approved bills that will allow the largest Suffolk sewer expansion in decades to move forward, County Executive Steve Bellone’s office announced.
The Carlls River project in Babylon Town and the Forge River project in Mastic-Shirley are expected to break ground later this month, and will connect more than 4,220 properties to sewer service, Bellone’s office said.
The projects, approved by voter referendum in 2019, are part of the Suffolk County Coastal Resiliency Initiative that ultimately will connect more than 5,500 homes to sewer service.
“Tuesday will be a special day for the nearly 6,000 homeowners who have been waiting for years and will now…