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Pump station or new neighbor?

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Project: Locust Valley Pump Station

Client: Nassau County Department of Public Works

Size: 54,000 gallons per day (GPD)

Services provided: Architectural design, landscape design, wastewater engineering, survey, shop drawing review, O&M manual

Pump station or new neighbor?

If a new house went up on your block, would you bake a cake, take a walk over to your new neighbors, and welcome them to the neighborhood? Not in this case. If you happen to live on Meleny Road in Locust Valley, your new neighbor is the Locust Valley Sewage Pump Station, operated by the Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County. The pump station is cleverly disguised in this attractive little house designed and landscaped by H2M’s architects and engineers.

H2M’s wastewater engineers designed a pump station and conveyance system for 60 homes in the Continental Villas subdivision that would allow for the future connection of an additional 120 homes. Most of the 3-mile-long force main was installed using the directional drill method, which minimized restoration time and construction impacts. Wastewater from these areas will be carried to the newly-constructed pump station for conveyance to a nearby treatment plant. In addition to vastly improving water quality and sanitation for residents, the project eliminated septic system discharge to nearby wetlands and removed a chlorine discharge to neighboring Mill Neck Creek.


(photos by Amiaga Photography)

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