September 19, 2022 09:04 AM

Projects in Mattituck, Southold Recently Completed or Underway

The Suffolk County Water Authority has recently undertaken two water main projects in the Town of Southold that will greatly improve the distribution of water within the town.

SCWA recently completed the installation of nearly 5,000 feet of 16-inch ductile iron water main on Wickham Avenue in Mattituck. This project is part of SCWA’s North Fork Water Supply Plan to move water more efficiently.

A second project on Main Road in the hamlet of Southold is currently underway. During this project, nearly 4,000 feet of aging and undersized water main will be replaced with larger ductile iron water main, which is resistant to breaks and expected to last more than 100 years. The project will connect two large water mains, which will improve the distribution of water in the downtown area.

“These projects will greatly improve water pressure and fire protection in two areas within the Town of Southold,” said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Szabo. “They are both part of our long-term plan to upgrade water infrastructure all throughout our service territory.”

“We appreciate the commitment the Suffolk County Water Authority has made to the Town of Southold through infrastructure investments such as these,” said Town of Southold Supervisor Scott Russell. “We will continue to work closely with SCWA officials to make sure that Southold in the future continues to have a sufficient drinking water supply for all residents and businesses.”

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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