Cedarhurst Sewage Treatment Plant (former) – Cedarhurst NY

Description

Cedarhurst’s old sewage treatment plant and its sewer system were constructed as part of a federal Public Works Administration project during the 1930s. The plant was located at the northwest corner of Peninsula Blvd. and Hanlon Dr., and is next to Lawrence’s present high school. The plant has been (if not fully) largely decommissioned; “flow was diverted from the Villages [of Lawrence and Cedarhurst] in 2011.” (Nassau County)

The “buff-color” brick plant building and its adjacent treatment tanks still stand as of 2014. The PWA project, which was completed November 1935, replaced an “outdated septic tank” and the total construction cost was $445,474. The capacity of the project was 1.5 million gallons daily.

PWA Docket No. NY 2620.

Source notes

National Archives Record Group 135-SAR: Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939”; Box 14: New York State; Folder 15: Sewage Disposal Plants.

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/dpw/documents/BayParkPresentationFINAL.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 17, 2014.

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Location Info


Peninsula Blvd.
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Coordinates: 40.630649, -73.732509

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