NY - Bay Park Conveyance Project Moves Ahead
The Nassau County Legislature unanimously voted on Nov. 25 to approve a design-build contract between the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation and Western Bays Constructors for the $439 million Bay Park Conveyance Project.
The plan is designed to restore the ecosystem and water quality in the Western Bays by sending treated effluent, or wastewater, from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant’s ocean outfall pipe through underground tunnels. The project will significantly reduce nitrogen loading from wastewater effluent entering the Western Bays each year to achieve significant resiliency benefits.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the selection of Western Bays Constructors as the design-build contractor selected for the construction of the project on Nov. 6.
“I thank Gov. Cuomo for his commitment to Long Island’s environment and the Legislature for unanimously approving one of the most significant and innovative ecological projects in Long Island history,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said, according to a news release. “The Bay Park Conveyance Project will improve water quality and rejuvenate critical marshland and marine life in the bays, resulting in greater storm resiliency and revitalized recreational and economic activities for one of Nassau’s most treasured natural resources.”