January 31, 2024 01:38 PM

A substantial water main replacement in Huntington by the Suffolk County Water Authority is currently underway. On roads near West Main Street, more than 4,600 feet of old, undersized water main will be replaced with larger ductile water main. The new 12-inch main will increase water flow in the system, allowing SCWA to provide a more reliable, efficient service to its customers in the area.


“Our water main system is one of the most important parts of our infrastructure, making it crucial for SCWA to ensure its structural integrity,” said SCWA Chairman Charles Lefkowitz. “During the winter, we see the busiest time of the year for water main breaks. Being pro-active and replacing aging infrastructure ensures that we can reliably serve our customers with high-quality water without interruption. The part of Huntington in which this project is taking place is one of the village’s busiest areas, making this project especially important to our residents.”


Running through the heart of downtown Huntington, West Main Street contains dozens of businesses, restaurants, residences and the famous Paramount theater. Thousands of people visit the area every day, and it is crucial that its water service remains as dependable as possible. By installing this new water main, SCWA is ensuring that the area has the strongest distribution infrastructure available, thus minimizing the risk of main breaks and disruption of water service in such a popular area. The replacement project is expected to be completed by mid-February.


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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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