September 13, 2022 09:15 AM

The Suffolk County Water Authority has applied for nearly $60 million in funding from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) for key water infrastructure projects throughout the SCWA service territory. If approved, the grants would fund vital water quality projects in numerous communities.

SCWA applied for fifteen advanced oxidation process (AOP) treatment projects to remove 1,4-dioxane from groundwater and five projects to extend water main to residents on private wells threatened by harmful compounds.

“The Suffolk County Water Authority has consistently been proactive in applying for funding for vital infrastructure projects throughout the SCWA service area,” said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Szabo. “This year, we are applying for approximately thirty million dollars more than we did last year. This is a testament to the dedication of our team’s careful analysis of projects and will ensure our customers continue to have water infrastructure prepared to meet all water quality and water quantity needs.”

One project, in Calverton, would install 21,000 feet of water main in the vicinity of South River Road to connect 98 homes to the SCWA water distribution system.

A total of 69 homes could benefit from assistance with water main surcharges, service lines, taps, vaults and surcharges as part of the Speonk connection project, which is a Suffolk County Department of Health Services priority area, with the approval of this application.

The SCWA grant application for funding to extend 7,500 feet of water main in the vicinity of Old Country Road in Westhampton, if approved, would connect 64 homes to public water

To assist in the funding for service lines for an estimated 56 homes part of the Oak Beach connection project, the Suffolk County Water Authority will apply for grant funding to assist these residents’ become customers.

Funding for the addition of 20,330 feet of water main will be applied for as part of the Manorville/Riverhead public water system project, which will benefit 64 residents residing within the Town of Riverhead. 

SCWA is also applying for funding assistance for 14 AOP systems at the following well fields:

  • Jennings Road, Lloyd Harbor
  • Wicks Path, South Commack
  • Wheeler Road, Hauppauge
  • South Spur Drive, Hauppauge
  • Oxhead Road, Stony Brook
  • North Washington Ave, Centereach
  • Montauk Point State Boulevard, Montauk
  • Mill Lane, Huntington Harbor
  • Kings Park Road, Commack
  • Horseblock Road, Farmingville
  • Hawkins Road, Centereach
  • Cornell Drive, Smithtown
  • Albany Avenue, North Amityville
  • Ruth Boulevard, Commack
  • Reservoir, Village of Northport

SCWA looks forward to moving these projects forward and continuing to connect more residents to a water supply that is constantly tested and of the highest quality.

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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