September 28, 2016 11:39 AM

Nearly 6,000 feet of water main will be replaced or improved in Huntington Village thanks to funding through the New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

The DWSRF program is administered by the New York State Department of Health and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation under the Storm Mitigation Relief Program (SMLP).

Approximately 5,820 feet of 12" ductile iron water main will be put in along Main Street and E. Main Street (Route 25A) between Spring Road and Huntington Bay Road in the Village of Huntington.

Pipe installation, already underway, is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving, with pipe retirement and restoration work to follow.

This project involves the replacement of undersized 1890’s vintage distribution piping with new larger diameter piping and when completed will greatly improve system resiliency, fire protection and water distribution in Huntington Village. The water main improvement will enhance resiliency of the water distribution main along Route 25A.

The replacement is crucial to providing adequate service to critical infrastructure within the Village, including healthcare facilities such as Huntington Hospital.

"SCWA is always looking for ways we can update our infrastructure and improve our distribution system," Authority Chairman James F. Gaughran said "We are grateful to the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation for allowing us this opportunity. This project will not only provide resiliency by replacing aging infrastructure, but will improve public safety by making sure fire departments in the town of Huntington have the resources they need to continue to keep us safe." 

DWSRF programs operate around the country to provide states and communities the resources necessary to maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects our valuable water resources nationwide.

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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