August 16, 2022 03:46 PM

6,000 Feet of New Water Main Replaces

Smaller, Aging Pipe in North Babylon

Larger Pipe Will Improve Water Pressure, Fire Protection in Area

The Suffolk County Water Authority is wrapping up the installation of approximately 6,000 feet of new ductile iron water main on August Road in North Babylon to replace aging and smaller pipe, a move that will improve water pressure and thus fire protection in the area.

The project, which runs along much of the length of August Road, replaces aging water main coming from an area pump station and is part of SCWA’s long-term infrastructure replacement program.

“This project will have a positive impact on the surrounding community,” said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Szabo. “In addition to better water pressure and fire protection, the new ductile iron water main will be far, far more resistant to breaks. Ductile iron water main is expected to last well over 100 years."

The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.


Photo caption: Suffolk County Water Authority Construction/Maintenance Supervisor Alex Sequeira reviews plans for the nearly complete water main work on August Road in North Babylon.

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