Many sewers throughout the area surrounding City Island are in disrepair, so storm-water infiltrates the pipes and forces out sewage before it can reach treatment plants. The sewage-laden storm-water then flows into local waterways toward the Sound and its harbors and beaches.
In addition, all around Long Island Sound, rain can overwhelm waste-water treatment systems or wash pollutants off local streets and into the waterways that flow toward the Sound.
Working in both New York and Connecticut, Save the Sound has established a 40-year track record of restoring and protecting the waters and shorelines of the Sound. They have led coalitions working with elected officials to fund critical clean water projects that are making a difference.
They have restored marshes and river passages at dozens of sites around the Sound so many thousands more fish can migrate safely.