LICA Releases Imporant Drainage Study

LICA-Releases-Important-Drainage-Study-thumbnail.pngLICA recently released an extensive drainage study highlighting the need for additional infrastructure investments in Suffolk and Nassau. The report points to many factors that contribute to a deficient drainage system such as inadequate facilities, an aging infrastructure, outdated design standards, climate change, and rising sea levels among others. 

Marc Herbst, Executive Director of the Long Island Contractors’ Association, thanked its member firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) who prepared the report, for their thorough analysis of our region’s drainage issues. “GPI did a fabulous job in not only identifying deficiencies, but also pinpointing how to improve these systems to an overall state of good repair to ensure they function adequately in the future.”

“There can no longer be an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach when it comes to the aging drainage system in Suffolk and Nassau. There are far too many people who depend on a quality drainage system, and with rising sea levels and increased superstorms, it’s simply not acceptable to gloss over this issue anymore. It’s time to fund a new drainage infrastructure,” said Herbst.

Many public officials and other community leaders also commented on the findings of the report, click here to read the official press release. Click here for a copy of the report.


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