January 30, 2023 02:14 PM

The Suffolk County Water Authority this week completed a water main replacement project in Lindenhurst that will provide protection from water main breaks and improve the distribution of water and fire protection in the village.

The project, on South Delaware Avenue, involves the replacement of more than 500 feet of aging and undersized cast iron water main with larger ductile iron water main. In addition to better water pressure, the new water main will be far more resistant to breaks, which had been on issue on this street.

“Replacing aging water main susceptible to breaking with new ductile iron pipe that will last more than 100 years is important to the Lindenhurst community and important to us,” said SCWA Chairman Patrick Halpin. “And it’s just one of the many such projects in the area either already completed recently or on the way soon.”

SCWA recently completed the replacement of nearly 5,000 feet of water main on Ferndale Court in Copiague. Additional water main replacement projects in Copiague totaling more than 6,000 feet will begin soon, as will multiple projects in Lindenhurst, Babylon, North Babylon, Amityville, N. Amityville and Wyandanch.

"As a member of the FDNY, I know how crucial water supply systems are in keeping residents safe," Babylon Town Councilman Terence McSweeney said. "This new water main will improve fire protection in the area, and I thank our partners at the Suffolk County Water Authority for completing this important project."

"I would like to thank the Suffolk County Water Authority for all their hard work. The SCWA has done a great job protecting our drinking water from emerging contaminants and upgrading & protecting its infrastructure by taking proactive steps to replace older, brittle cast iron water mains,” said Legislator Kevin J. McCaffrey. “Today they [SCWA] replaced a section of water main on E Hoffman Ave in Lindenhurst that will prevent future breaks and avoid interruptions in service to residents in our area. It will also improve water pressure and fire protection capabilities. For those reasons, we appreciate the hardworking men and women of the Suffolk County Water Authority." 

“We continue to strive towards our long-term goal of upgrading water infrastructure throughout the entirety of our service territory,” said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Szabo. “And these water main replacement projects are a huge part of that effort.”

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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