On July 14, Suffolk County Water Authority contractors will begin replacing 3,226 feet of old, undersized main in Huntington that surrounds the Authority’s Hollywood Road pump station.
The improvements, part of the Authority’s greater county-wide infrastructure improvement plan, will provide a more reliable product, move water more efficiently, and provide increased fire protection for Huntington residents.
Existing main will be replaced with new 6-inch, 8-inch and 12-inch ductile iron pipe on the south side of Walnut Place westerly from Soundview Road to Briarwood Avenue, where it will be tied into existing service. Main will also be replaced on the east side of Soundview Road northerly from Walnut Place to High Street, and on the west side of Hollywood Place northerly from Soundview Road to the SCWA pump station.
SCWA Board Member Jane Devine inspects plans for the Huntington main replacement project with SCWA Pipeline/Paving Inspector Kevin Mulholland on site at Soundview Road in Huntington.
Tie-ins to existing water main will be located at the intersection of Soundview Road and Willow Ave, and on the north east corner of Hollywood Place and High Street. Construction will last for approximately eight days beginning July 14.
"We are always looking for ways we can improve our infrastructure and distribution system," SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Szabo said. "This project not only provides resiliency, but will improve public safety by making sure our firefighters have the sufficient water pressure they need to fight fires."
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.