Construction workers in muddy jeans and politicians in crisp suits mingled in the dirt as the first homeowner-installed advanced septic system to take advantage of the Suffolk County Septic Improvement Program was put into the ground at the Hobson residence in Flanders.
On Thursday, September 7, Anthony Hobson, an architect for SLR Architecture in Bridgehampton, his wife, Alejandra, and their 16-month-old baby, Amelie, became the proud new owners of a state-of-the-art, environmentally sound septic system—for free. With $11,000 from Suffolk County’s initiative and $15,000 from Southampton Town’s parallel program, funded by a portion of the town’s Community Preservation Fund revenues, Mr. Hobson got his system completely subsidized.
“This house is from 1931,” said Mr. Hobson on Thursday. “I just had...| read more ››