November 21, 2012 04:30 PM
The Suffolk County Water Authority announced today that the water supply is safe to drink in all Fire Island communities served by SCWA with the exception of Davis Park.
SCWA workers have completed all testing on water supplies other than in Davis Park and determined the water to be safe to drink. As noted in a release two weeks ago, water in all other communities served by SCWA had already been restored for fire protection and toilet use. SCWA workers are moving west to east to restore water suitable for drinking to all Fire Island communities as quickly as possible.
Fire Island, which was impacted severely by Superstorm Sandy, was the only area in SCWA’s service territory to incur significant service interruptions as a result of the storm.
Returning Fire Island residents, other than residents of Davis Park, are advised to run their water for ten to fifteen minutes before drinking as a precautionary measure. Davis Park residents, until further notice, should only use their water for fire protection and toilet use.
Fire Island residents with any questions about their water should call the SCWA call center at (631) 698-9500.
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.
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