For decades, inadequately maintained sewer lines that run under municipal streets have been leaking raw sewage into Long Island Sound and its tributaries, causing low oxygen, bacterial contamination, and long-term harm to the Sound. Poorly maintained sewer pipes are illegal and a main reason that beaches are closed after rain and harvesting of clams or oysters is prohibited. We would use the resources of this grant to retain experts that are necessary to participate meaningfully in discussions, litigation, and negotiations with municipalities to compel them to take actions that will stop sanitary sewer and combined sewer overflows.
Save the Sound
Sewage Free Long Island Sound
Environmental Health and Toxics Fund, 2021
Water Resources / Watershed Protection