From the Morning Memo:

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Monday will announce plans to hold a clean water forum on Sept. 17 with Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Segos.

The water quality summit will be held with the Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University.

Bellone announced the summit amid beach closures that have increased in recent days due to shoreline bacteria in New York and New Jersey.

“After decades of kicking the can down the road, swift action is necessary to end the nitrogen epidemic that is wreaking havoc on local communities across the country,” Bellone said. “Suffolk County is organizing this summit as part of its continued effort to restore our water quality and protect our beaches.”

The summit is scheduled to take place during National Septic Smart Week, which is meant to raise awareness for homeowners and communities the need for the proper care and maintenance of septic systems.