East Hampton votes to enforce septic mandate and offer homeowner rebates

August 16, 2017 05:13PM

A lot of people come to the Hamptons, and they leave behind a lot of poop. Unfortunately, that’s leaving a lot of nitrogen in the water. East Hampton officials are now taking steps to clean up the problem. The town board voted this week to give qualified homeowners up to $16,000 when they install a low-nitrogen septic system. Also, all new or replacement septic systems will have to meet the new environmental standards after Jan. 1, 2018, 27 East reported. [27east]