The Hills seasonal resort team has worked with local scientists to address a big problem in our area – excessive Nitrogen loading in ground and surface waters.
The Hills team has come up with a plan that will remove thousands of pounds of Nitrogen from local ground and surface waters, year in and year out. No other project can provide this level of water quality improvement in the area.
Scientists working on The Hills project have developed an innovative water recycling program to remove Nitrogen from area ground water. The Hills resort will build an irrigation well to the Southern end of the farms on Lewis Road in East Quogue. The water from this well has excessive amounts of Nitrogen in it. The water will be used to irrigate and fertilize The Hills’ golf course and grounds. The golf course and other vegetation will take up the excess Nitrogen thereby removing it from ground water, which would otherwise flow to Weesuck Creek and Shinnecock Bay. As a result of this effort, The Hills golf course and grounds will remove thousands of pounds of Nitrogen every year.
Area Bays are currently inhospitable to aquatic life due to excess nutrient loading primarily coming from outdated septic systems. The Hills resort has also committed to nearly $2 million in local investments in advanced waste water system funds, shellfish restoration, research and education to help restore the health of area bays.