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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority And Suffolk County To Spotlight Benefits Of Reduced Energy Use At Wastewater Treatment Plants

March 17, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and other Long Island community and environmental leaders on Wednesday morning at the Bergen Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Babylon to mark the completion of a major energy efficiency project.  

The energy-saving project will be a springboard for similar initiatives at other facilities, with Kessel to announce a targeted campaign to reduce huge electricity demands of New York State’s drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.

EVENT:                     Announcement of Energy Efficiency Plans/Goals for Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants   

DATE:                       Wednesday, March 18 

TIME:                       10:30 a.m. 

LOCATION:               Bergen Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
                                 600 Bergen Avenue (Check-in at Administration Building)
                                 West Babylon, N.Y. 11704
                                 (631) 854-4150

DIRECTIONS:   If coming from the west: Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway (135) South to Merrick Road East for approximately 7 miles. After seeing a K-Mart on the right-hand side, keep going until you see a Burger King on the right, which is the corner of Bergen Avenue. Make a right onto Bergen and take to the end. 

If coming from east: Take Southern State to exit 33 Babylon/Rt. 109E; go about 4.5 miles and then turn right onto Rt. 27A (Merrick Rd./Montauk Hwy).  Proceed for about ¼ mi. and turn left onto Bergen Ave. (Burger King is on the corner.)  Take Bergen to the end, to wastewater treatment plant administration building.

**Wear Flats – Rooftop Event and then tour of the facility to follow announcement. 

CONTACT:     Michael Saltzman, NYPA
                     (914) 390-8181, 263-8504 (cell)
                     Michael.Saltzman@nypa.gov 
                    
                     Dan Aug, Office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy
                     (631) 853-4018, 885-0631 (cell)
                     Dan.Aug@SuffolkCountyNY.gov


 
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