The Town of East Hampton has proposed a restoration of the South Lake Montauk parking area for stormwater abatement and control and plans to incorporate improvements to revitalize the area as a Park. South Lake Montauk suffers from beneficial use impairments due to water quality impacts. The beach has been closed for public bathing due to high bacteria levels since 2005. This project is the first step to improving the water quality of Lake Montauk and will be followed by other improvements in the area to protect this sensitive and important natural feature.
The Town is proposing to reduce stormwater runoff and implement site improvements to improve the water quality of South Lake Montauk. The overall impervious parking coverage will be reduced and the lot will be pitched towards permeable pavement spaces as well as a dry stream bed to improve infiltration of stormwater and reduce runoff from entering the Lake. The composting sanitary facility will be removed and the existing comfort station will be upgraded to an innovative/alternative nitrogen-reducing septic system for improved wastewater treatment. Invasive species have overrun this area and will thus be removed and replaced with native plants that once dominated the shoreline of South Lake Montauk. Lastly, to improve the usabilty of the Park, a seating area will be incorporated along with bike and kayak rack storage and educational signage and trail maps installed.
The goal of this project is to maintain the character of the area while incorporating improvements for water quality and functionality.
Written comments can be submitted directly to the Town through the Natural Resources Department at email@example.com
We look forward to reading your comments!
Proposed Dry Stream- Bed for Better Infiltration
Control Runoff and Provide Treatment
Reduction of Impervious Pavement
Installation of Permeable Pavers
Pitch Lot to Treatment Areas
Remove Invasive Plants and Plant Natives
Septic System Upgrade
Removal of Old Conventional and Composting Systems
Installation of New Innovative/Alternative Septic System
Capable of Reducing Nitrogen up to 70%
Seating Area & Bike/Kayak Racks
Informational Signage and Trail Maps