21 Jul Down the Drain
In any affordable housing debate, the subject of Suffolk’s lack of sewer districts — and dire need for them — inevitably crops up.
While just about everyone agrees more sewers are needed, memories of the 30-year-old Southwest Sewer District scandal, which derailed the political aspirations of just about anyone associated with the project, have kept politicians from pushing for new systems.
I decided it was time to revisit the issue. This is a story I conceived and edited. It was marvelously reported and written by Jeremy Harrell.
The story won a first-place Press Club of Long Island award for government reporting.