Village of Westhampton Beach Holds Ceremonial “First Flush”

March 10, 2023 – The Village of Westhampton Beach celebrated the completion of a years-long, $16 million sewer project with a “first flush” event. The Westhampton Free Library – the first to officially tie into the new system – had the ceremonial honor of the first flush, in front of a crowd that included Village Mayor Maria Moore, Deputy Mayor Ralph Urban, and fellow Trustees Brian Tymann, Steve Frano and Rob Rubio, as well as Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Deputy County Executive Peter Scully, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and County Legislator Bridget Fleming.  Together, the Village Board of Trustees became determined to build the first new municipal sewer systems in years after learning that it would reduce nitrogen loading of the bay by over 5,000 pounds per year.  The Village received support from Suffolk County, which agreed to allow the Village to integrate its system into the existing County treatment plant at nearby Gabreski Airport, as well as from the State of New York and Town of Southampton, both of which provided substantial grants to enable the multi-million-dollar project to be completed with little or no expected tax impacts on residents. 

EHADP, which has served as Village Attorneys in Westhampton Beach since 2014, acted as legal counsel to the Village during its creation of the new sewer district, as well as the planning, development, and construction of the sewer system.