The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District recently welcomed Nassau County Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip for an in-person tour of its facility.
Prior to the tour, GNWPCD Chairman Jerry Landsberg, Commissioner Steve Reiter, Commissioner Patty Katz and Superintendent Christopher Murphy provided Pilip with a detailed presentation on what the district does to serve its community.
The district highlighted recent improvements and expansions to its operations and the ways in which its newest projects help save hundreds of thousands in taxpayer dollars every year.
“It was a pleasure to bring Legislator Pilip into our facility to discuss our day-to-day operations with her,” said Landsberg. “It is very important to us that our elected officials have a comprehensive understanding of what we do for our residents and the ways in which we strive to improve our services to the community. We thank her for visiting us and we look forward to working with her further into the future.”
Following the presentation, Pilip was provided with a firsthand look across the entirety of the GNWPCD plant and everything that goes into treating more than 3 million gallons of wastewater every day.
Stops included the oxidation ditch where organic compounds are broken down and nitrogen levels are decreased, the microturbines that power the plant and the ultraviolet treatment building where wastewater is disinfected. District officials also detailed the grease receiving station, which recycles brown grease from restaurants into energy that powers the facility and is the first of its kind in Nassau County.
The GNWPCD provides residents with the most advanced wastewater treatment practices available, and the District is thankful to have been given the opportunity to put them on display for the Legislator.
“Environmental concerns are a top priority for our entire community,” said Pilip. “Clean water, usage and protecting our water resources is a critical component for our health and welfare. I truly value the partnership between the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District and my office. Working together, we can continue to improve, expand and build upon their great successes. The Commissioners and staff work very hard, and I thank them for their service.”