A Message from the Chairman:
The Suffolk County Water Authority is proud to release its capital and operating budgets for the 2018 fiscal year. You can read the full document at the link at the bottom left of this page. We hope you’ll find the document easy to read and the important financial information about our budgets and operations easy to find.
This year’s budgets, while lean and with an eye on keeping costs down and water rates low, also provide vital funding to ensure the safety of the public water supply and improvements to its distribution throughout our vast service territory. Included in our spending plan for this fiscal year are funds to open and operate the first-of-its-kind in New York State Advance Oxidation Process to remove the unregulated contaminant 1,4-dioxane from groundwater; complete our ten-year conversion to Automated Meter Reading technology, which will ultimately eliminate estimates of water use and provide our customers with vital consumption information; and construct a new two million gallon storage tank at our Laurel Lake property that will help us to meet demand on the North Fork.
Our continued efforts to cut costs wherever possible have enabled us to keep water rates among the lowest in the country. In fact, a recent study of the largest water suppliers in the country listed the Suffolk County Water Authority as among the 10% least expensive. And we’re very proud to announce that this past fall, SCWA became one of only approximately 75 of 20,000 water suppliers nationwide with two AAA ratings from the major credit-rating agencies.
If we can answer a question for you about the safety of the water supply we provide you, the contents of these budget documents, or any other aspect of our operations, please do not hesitate to contact us.
James F. Gaughran - Chairman