The Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonality of the Town of East Hampton have been dredging the mouth of Georgica Pond for many decades. The Trustees are the original government of East Hampton established by King James II through the … Read more
Pandemic is the cause
People are taking refuge from the pandemic in their East End homes. More bodies, more laundry, more showers and local septic systems are failing at record numbers. The reasons for this are pretty straightforward.
Septic systems… Read more
- At least 23 old, polluting septic systems have been replaced in the Georgica Pond watershed by state-of-the-art nitrogen-reducing ones and approximately 13 are in the planning stage. These new septic systems remove almost 80-90% of the nitrogen from wastewater entering
Blue-green algae, more properly referred to as cyanobacteria—they are not algae—are one of the oldest forms of life on earth. Neither plant nor animal, they are true bacteria in their own kingdom. But they are a bacteria that can … Read more