Water-Saving System Unveiled

HUNTINGTON STATION, New York, May 7

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Nearly three years after the rainwater harvesting project at Huntington Train Station was completed by The Deck and Patio Company, officials from the Town of Huntington, Huntington Chamber of Commerce and Huntington Station BID joined Deck and Patio owner Bill Renter to officially unveil the sustainable water initiative.

From left: Huntington Station BID Treasurer Brad Rosen, Huntington Economic Development Corporation Board Member Ken Christensen, Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone, owner of Huntington Station’s Deck and Patio Bill Renter and Huntington Station BID President Keith Barrett admire the rainwater harvesting project, which was installed by Deck and Patio, during a ribbon cutting on Friday.
From left: Huntington Station BID Treasurer Brad Rosen, Huntington Economic Development Corporation Board Member Ken Christensen, Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone, owner of Huntington Station’s Deck and Patio Bill Renter and Huntington Station BID President Keith Barrett admire the rainwater harvesting project, which was installed by Deck and Patio, during a ribbon cutting on Friday.

Completed just days before Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island in October 2012, the unveiling of the project had since been stalled and awaited the perfect opportunity to enter the public’s eye.

With Earth Day 2015 just a little more than a week passed, that opportunity came on Friday as the red ribbon was finally cut by Renter, standing alongside Huntington Station BID Treasurer Brad Rosen, Huntington Economic Development Corporation Board Member Ken Christensen, Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone and Huntington Station BID President Keith Barrett, who is also a candidate for the 2015 Huntington Town Board election.

The project – which was completed as a part of Deck and Patio’s Rainwater Harvesting Group and co-funded by the Town of Huntington’s Environmental Open Space & Park Fund (EOSPA) Committee – adds a paver pathway, wealth of greenery and a descending water feature that is made of waterfalls sustained by captured rainwater all to the Huntington Train Station entrance found at the corner of Broadway and New York Avenue.

Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone, left center, congratulates owner of Huntington Station’s Deck and Patio, Bill Renter, during a ribbon cutting on Friday when the rainwater harvesting project, which was installed by Deck and Patio in October 2012, was officially unveiled.
Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone, left center, congratulates owner of Huntington Station’s Deck and Patio, Bill Renter, during a ribbon cutting on Friday when the rainwater harvesting project, which was installed by Deck and Patio in October 2012, was officially unveiled.

Originally published: Long Islander News: Half Hollow Hills
(Thursday, May 7, 2015;  A6)

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