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Brookhaven's Romaine calls for Lake Ronkonkoma cleanup

Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine has asked Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to support a joint effort to install septic systems at four public parks near Long Island's largest freshwater lake.

In the Jan. 19 letter, Romaine said Lake Ronkonkoma's water quality is plagued by nitrogen flowing from septic systems in the watershed and pathogens from restrooms in the parks.

"A coordinated project to install I/A systems at four parks along the lake's shoreline would be an impo

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