Since assuming office in 2012, Suffolk District 18 Legislator William Spencer has been a champion for the environment.
Spencer has taken extensive steps to protect water quality, including securing more than $4.5 million in funding to upgrade the Northport Sewage Treatment Plant, sponsoring legislation to ban the sale of hydro-fracking by-products in Suffolk County, advocating for a county grant for the Nature Conservancy in Cold Spring Harbor to upgrade their cesspool to a nitrogen reducing wastewater wetland system, and creating the Long Island Commission on Aquifer Protection. He also sponsored a resolution in 2016 to place a 5 cent fee on all carry out bags in retail stores to reduce waste generated from single-use plastic bags. William also worked with the state, town and the North Shore Land Alliance to preserve a 32 acre parcel of land at Wawapek Nature Preserve and worked to purchase the development rights from Tilden Farm in Greenlawn.
If re-elected, William Spencer will continue to initiate efforts to preserve and protect Suffolk’s environment.