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10 May

Nitrogen on Long Island

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Ok, Here is a follow-up on the SCDHS desire to completely change sanitary systems across Long Island. If you are a home or business owner in Suffolk County planning a project, want to propose an alteration or an addition, that you understand the proposed implications, cost and challenge of these new systems.

For an understanding of whats going on, please give a read on the linked pdf below.

SOQ for Design and Permitting Services for IA OWTS

If you have any questions, please give us a call.


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16 Jun

GOT THE SCUPE? Suffolk County’s Septic Cesspool Upgrade Program Enterprise (SCUPE)

Suffolk County’s Septic Cesspool Upgrade Program Enterprise (SCUPE)

This is a very impotent subject and a FAR reaching consequences for al property owners in Suffolk county.

originally from: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/CountyExecutive/tabid/101/ctl/details/itemid/4654/mid/876/bellone-announces-addition-of-new-wastewater-expert-to-suffolk-countys-water-qu.aspx

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY – (March 21, 2016) – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone recently announced that soil scientist and wastewater management expert Justin Jobin has joined Suffolk County’s water quality team of engineers, scientists and public health professionals working to address the region’s nitrogen pollution crisis.

“I am both proud and grateful to add Justin’s unique expertise in identifying and managing innovative wastewater solutions to the incredible water quality team we have assembled here in Suffolk County,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “We are confident that Justin’s experience and knowledge of advanced on-site wastewater systems functioning in an environment similar to ours will be a tremendous asset in stemming the tide of nitrogen pollution in Suffolk County.”

“I am lucky to have worked with great team members throughout my 13 years in Jamestown RI, creating what has become a model community for integrated wastewater and stormwater management,” Jobin said. “I am thrilled to join Suffolk County’s Reclaim Our Water initiative and look forward to sharing my experience and vision with an incredibly assembled team. Together, I have no doubt we can make great strides in improving the quality of Long Island’s cherished waters. Thank you to County Executive Bellone and the entire Suffolk County water quality team for this opportunity.”

Jobin previously served 13 years as the Wastewater Management District Coordinator for the Town of Jamestown, R.I., which is island community and encompasses 1,835 homes with onsite wastewater systems. Nitrogen leaching from septic systems and cesspools has been directly linked with nutrient pollution in the Naragansett Bay, which surrounds Jamestown, similarly to how it has affected Suffolk County’s ground and surface waters. Both Jamestown and Suffolk County are EPA Designated Sole Source Aquifers

Starting in May 2015, Jobin worked as an onsite wastewater management consultant with Suffolk County to assist and advise with the design and implementation of its Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (IA OWTS) demonstration project, where technologically advanced on-site systems are being tested at 19 homes in the county with the goal of approving them for widespread use.

In his role as a consultant for Suffolk County, Jobin was also instrumental in revising the County’s sanitary code in 2016 to enhance environmental protection and overhauling the Liquid Waste Licensing Program through the Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs, requiring training and continuing education for members of the septic industry.

Jobin has also authored several publications on wastewater management and developed curriculum for the New England Onsite Wastewater Training Program at the University of Rhode Island.

Jobin will be working as an Environmental Projects Coordinator for the Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality in the Office of Ecology. He will be a part of Suffolk County’s Septic Cesspool Upgrade Program Enterprise (SCUPE), a partnership between the Departments of Health, Economic Development and Planning, and Public Works to improve and protect water quality in Suffolk County through wastewater infrastructure upgrades.

Suffolk County’s Reclaim Our Water initiative, launched by County Executive Bellone in 2014, includes the securing of nearly $400 million in funding for the largest expansion of sewers in Suffolk County since the 1970s and the release of the 2015 Suffolk County Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan that provides critical recommendations on how to manage and protect the region’s water supply.

For more information on the County’s Reclaim Our Water initiative, visit www.suffolkcountyny.gov or www.facebook.com/stevebellone.

More to come on this for sure!

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16 Jun

ON THE BOARDS: Shelter Island Shingle Stlye

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17 Apr

Shelter Island Modern

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04 Mar

Riverhead Buick GMC Gets A Facelift

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04 Mar

In Love with Restoration

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There is nothing quite like the right people, doing the right job for the right reason.Restoring a two century old house is a daunting task.

One that requires conscious decisions. One that requires you to LIKE opening a cancan or worms.

The guess to the age of these doors is anyones bet.

It just feels right to have them cared for.

What do you think?

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25 Oct

Fall is Here…Time to Winterize!

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Ok, We know. Its hard to let go of summer…Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but so are the cold temperatures, Nor’Easters, and Leaves, Leaves, Leaves.

Its getting high time to button up the house for winter. And we’d like to give you a few tips that can help protect your investment and get ready to hunker down for the winter.

First things first: Get that furnace cleaned and tuned up.

With higher fuel and gas prices (predicted) like clock work and properly serviced heating system can save a huge amount over the winter months. Clean or change all filters on your HVAC system, vacuum and clean baseboard heating and bleed the system if you have  radiators or radiant floor heating.

Secondly, keep those gutter clean. A clogged gutter can wreak havoc in your basement and lead to flooding and mold. Check, clean and make sure all gutters and downspouts are free of and obstructions and any storm drains and leaching pools have been cleaned also. Check also to make sure your gutters are hung properly. Sometime any ice build-up from last year can bend a gutter causing a fastener to come loose.

Thirdly, Get rid of any leaves around the base of the house. Leaves can me a fire hazard as well as trap and stop moisture from seeping into the ground.

Ok, we could go on and on, but these are the major ones for now.

If you ever need any help with these feel free to give us a call. We have a bunch of trade professionals that can help you out.

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06 Mar

Butler Architecture & Engineering Live on the web!

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Welcome to Butler Architecture & Engineering. We are proud to announce our website has gone LIVE!

We hope you find the information on this site useful and informative and you come back on a regular basis.

A Little about us?…

We pride ourselves in being able take complex projects from conception to permitting in house. We have seen countless times how this expertise under one roof has led to a shortened design development phase and better coordination with the design documents and an increase economic gain for our clients.

We can supply the client with any aspect of the project deemed necessary for a success, from initial design to construction inspections.

Prior to starting Jeffrey T. Butler, P.E., P.C., Jeff Butler worked as a construction manager for 14 years building industrial and residential sites.

Prior to joining the firm, Dan Butler worked as an architect for a residential design which specialized in the design and construction management of high end waterfront properties in the Pacific Islands, California and Japan.

In addition, our staff includes very experienced drafting personnel and expeditors.

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the needs of your project and demonstrate how we can contribute our knowledge and expertise to achieve a successful outcome.

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