An application for shallow groundwater dewatering associated with the construction of Tritec Real Estate Company's $100 million New Village plan was submitted recently to the Suffolk County Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
The New Village plan is set to bring 291 apartments, 46,000 square feet of retail space and 18,000 square feet of office space at the Four Corners intersection in Patchogue Village, at which the former Swezey's Department store was recently demolished.
According to the application, which was filed by One West Main Street Apartments Investors LLC, the groundwater will be discharged from the 10 and 23 Havens Avenue site into an existing storm drain that will empty out into Patchogue Lake.
The proposed dewatering will at times involve the discharging in excess of two million gallons of water per day, according to the description.
The application also states that it is open to public comment until Sept. 28, and that comments must be submitted in writing to a contact person listed on the application description on the DEC's website.
Patch has reached out to Tritec, DEC and Patchogue Village officials for comment on the application, and will update with more information when and if we hear back.