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'A better environment for my kids': Nassau septic system grants aim to reduce nitrogen pollution

Joseph Ostapiuk,
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Toby Pellicci was one of the first 100 homeowners to participate in a Nassau County program that awards grants of up to $20,000 to replace old septic tanks and cesspools with a more modern septic system that reduces the amount of nitrogen entering Long Island’s water supply. 

Pellicci, 57, of Bayville, had the system installed last year and said the county reimbursed her costs.

 "It's just better all around," said Pellicci. "I'd rather have a better environment for my kids going forward."

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