WHB’s Sewer System Groundbreaking

April 21, 2021 — Six years in the making, the Village of Westhampton Beach began construction of a new municipal sewer system to serve its downtown Main Street.  The Village’s system will connect to the County’s wastewater treatment facility located at Gabreski Airport, furthering the goal of shared services and saving millions of dollars in construction costs.

The new sewer system will benefit water quality by eliminating 5,000 pounds of nitrogen from its bay.  It will also provide new opportunities for the Village’s downtown, including  apartments above Main Street shops and expanded dining opportunities.

The Village successfully pursued and obtained nearly $11 million in grants from the NYS DEC, the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation and the Southampton Town Community Preservation Fund, covering most of the costs of construction.

The new sewer system project follows and builds upon the benefits from the recently-completed downtown revitalization project.  As the Village’s Mayor, Maria Z. Moore, noted, “All of the environmental quality features incorporated into our recently completed Main Street Reconstruction Project including new drainage, hydrodynamic separators to filter rain runoff, permeable pavers and LED lighting, combined with the positive effects we can expect from the sewer system will go a long way towards improved water quality and protecting our environment.”

EHADP counsel, Stephen R. Angel and Anthony C. Pasca, who have served as Village Attorneys since 2014, helped shepherd the Village through both the downtown revitalization and sewer system projects.