A Huntington couple received a free septic system as part of a pilot-program to help reduce nitrogen contamination in Suffolk County’s water supply.
Jeanne and Gustavo Sawicki were the winners in the district served by Leg. William Spencer, D-Centerport.
In total, 19 homeowners were chosen by lottery on Monday at a general meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature. More than 130 Suffolk residents applied to participate in the septic lottery. The applicants were vetted to ensure they met the required criteria for installation of the advanced wastewater treatment systems.
The advanced wastewater treatment systems, which were donated by four national manufacturers, are valued at up to $15,000 per system, officials said.
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