Governor Cuomo Announces the Completion of Improvements to the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District Facility in Nassau County

April 22, 2021

Upgrades will Continue to Protect Natural Resources while Maximizing the Facility's Energy Production and Increasing Revenue  

$12.3 Million Project Supported by New York State Makes the Upgraded Facility One of the Most Environmentally Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plants in the State 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the upgraded wastewater collection and treatment facility located at the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District in Great Neck, Nassau County. This $12.3 million project included the construction of a first-in-the-state receiving station that uses cooking grease to power facility operations. That, plus the construction of a third microturbine and upgrades to its anaerobic digesters, makes this facility one of the most environmentally advanced wastewater treatment plants in the state. The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District serves more than 25,000 residents in Nassau County. 

"New York is leading the way in creating green solutions to infrastructure issues that are vital to the health and livelihood of Long Islanders and all New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "This project is a standout example in that effort and will further our efforts to protect Long Island's natural resources while innovatively repurposing waste products to help power what is one of the most environmentally advanced wastewater treatment plants in the State." 

Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO Eric Gertler said, "We are always looking for opportunities to incentivize growth while also ensuring the well-being of our communities. Empire State Development is proud to support this project that does both, with first-in-the-state technology and upgraded equipment to maximize productivity while also safeguarding the environment." 

Read the full press release here.