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Suffolk County voters to get last word on new sewers, septic systems

Scott Eidler,
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“Today we took another important step toward providing the voters the opportunity to support this measure that helps safeguard our environment and improve water quality for generations to come," Romaine said in a statement after the vote.

The hike in sales tax collections — equal to 12.5 cents on a $100 purchase — will fund about $4 billion over 50 years to implement the county's Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan.

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