Suffolk County Water Authority contractors recently replaced 240 feet of old, undersized water main in Stony Brook, responding to concerns from local residents who cited low water pressure.
Old 2-inch main inherited from the Stony Brook Water District—now supplied and operated by SCWA—has been replaced with new 6-inch ductile iron pipe which is now interconnected to existing pipes in the area. The improvements, part of the Authority’s greater county-wide infrastructure improvement plan, will provide a more reliable product, improve circulation, and provide increased fire protection for local residents.
"While this project is small in scope compared to most of our water main replacements, it will have a big impact on the surrounding homes." SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Szabo said. "I’d like to thank Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn and the residents of Stony Brook who reached out to us with their concerns."
"I am pleased to see the Suffolk County Water Authority taking this type of initiative and making our residents a priority" added Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn. "Updating our aging infrastructure is so important for our residents here in Stony Brook and across Long Island."
The new main was installed on Sand Street westerly from existing main on Christian Avenue.
Water from the new pipe is currently being tested at the Authority’s testing laboratory, and once testing is finished the new main will be placed into service. Once in service, it will be tied-in to existing main on Knoll Top Road and Sand St.
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.