Suffolk County Water Authority

Educational Resources

 

Tours: Education Center and Laboratory 

 
The Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center celebrates the Authority’s history, provides a glimpse into the future of the public water supply and, most importantly, teaches the public of the vital role they play in protecting our most precious resource—our underground drinking water supply. 
 
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To schedule your tour today, fill out the form below and click "Submit". Please include the number of people in your party as well as their names.

 

 If you plan on bringing children, we ask that you please indicate their age(s) in the appropriate field, as we do alter the tour program slightly based on what age groups we have attending. Thank you for your interest in the Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center!



 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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Visitors will learn about Long Island’s sole source aquifer and its role in the water cycle, while also examining real aquifer sediments extracted from the various geologic layers of the aquifer system. SCWA’s water treatment exhibit includes a live demonstration on Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) treatment and how the carbon removes various contaminants from the water supply.
 
Additional exhibits include the evolution of water main, water quality/quantity monitoring technology, water testing and lab technology and advancements in meter reading. Explore the Pine Barrens Corridor, chronicling the rich history of Suffolk’s largest open space preserve, as you learn about Long Island’s premier ecosystem and one of the Northeast’s greatest natural treasures.
 
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After the tour, kids can "make their own aquifer" in our Water Workshop and challenge their friends in SCWA’s live water quiz game.
 
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All Education Center tours are directly followed by a tour of the SCWA laboratory and a Q&A session with SCWA employees.