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Clean waterways program deemed a success

The Village of Mamaroneck, N.Y., and the Save the Sound effort are reporting positive results through their partnership to clean up waterways.

Through a joint investigative effort with engineers, the two entities discovered that several leaks and sewage discharges have been repaired. That results in lower bacteria levels in Mamaroneck Harbor and improvements to Long Island Sound.

“The quality of life that will be our legacy to the future generations is a paramount responsibility of all caring citizens,” said Mamaroneck mayor Norman Rosenblum in a statement. “Our Village, being a ‘Sound Shore’ community, is particularly sensitive to the environmental effects of flooding and pollution and the enjoined efforts of Save the Sound and the Village have been extremely successful. I look forward to this continued effort that bodes well for our children and all future generations where we leave our community a better place than when we enjoyed it.”

Mamaroneck, Save the Sound, and the village’s consulting engineers and technicians with Arcadis, Inc., have been working jointly on a program to discover illegal sewage discharges in the area. The effort was part of an Illegal Discharge Detection and Elimination.

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