June 20, 2024 08:39 AM
Crews work to replace undersized water main on Fairview Avenue.

Residents of Fairview Avenue in Islip Terrace are set to benefit from a new Suffolk County Water Authority project. SCWA is replacing approximately 2,700 feet of undersized water main in the area with new larger ductile iron water main. Five fire hydrants will also be installed in the area. By the time the project is completed, the SCWA will be able to increase the reliability of its service to local homes.


“The health of all of our water mains is important, but we are especially mindful of those that run through residential areas,” said SCWA Chairman Charles Lefkowitz. “These mains have reached the end of their useful lives, making their replacement a priority for the SCWA. These new water mains will ensure that Fairview Avenue’s residents will receive high-quality water service with minimal interruptions for years to come.”


Fairview Avenue is a strictly residential area of Islip Terrace, covering dozens of homes and their many residents. Along with more efficient water service, these residents will also be able to rest assured that this project will improve emergency responders’ ability to address fire emergencies in the area. Residents who live on adjoining streets will benefit as well, as some of those water mains require a connection to Fairview Avenue in order to distribute water to homes.


The project is slated to be completed by the end of June.


About SCWA:


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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