The New York State Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly constructed and operational Wastewater Research & Innovation Facility (WRIF) on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2 Parson Drive, Stony Brook, NY. State Legislators, including Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Todd Kaminsky, both Chairs of their respective chamber’s Environmental Conservation Committees as well as Senator Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele attended.
The WRIF serves as a state-of-the art facility that tests CCWT design innovations to achieve advanced nitrogen removal for on-site wastewater treatment systems prior to full-scale experimental installations. In order to conduct such research, a constant supply of domestic wastewater is required. With support from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works (SCDPW), their Parson Drive wastewater pumping station diverts domestic wastewater to the WRIF where experimental columns and systems will be designed and installed to assess nitrogen removal effectiveness, proof of design concept, and development of empirical relationships used for experimental designs and research.
The site is located approximately two miles from the main campus and just off of Stony Brook Road.