New Main Will Extend from Trumans Path to Dam Pond, Serving Customers Who Requested Public Water
The Suffolk County Water Authority next week will begin a project extending an existing water main 2,200 feet from Trumans Path to Dam Pond in East Marion to accommodate residents along Main Road who requested public water.
The SCWA recently secured the 40% participation rate required to proceed with the project. The land is located in an area already slated for public water on Southold Town’s water map and does not require a permit from the town’s trustees. A state Department of Transportation permit has already been secured.
“This project is being undertaken to bring clean, safe, tested water to East Marion residents who have requested it,” said SCWA Board President James F. Gaughran. He emphasized that the project would not in any way revive the recent proposal, now defunct, to extend a water main into Orient.
Gaughran said the Authority would continue to seek reimbursement from federal stimulus funds to fund the project. The Authority is also seeking reimbursement for a planned main extension at Peconic Lake Estates in Calverton, where residents are seeking public water.
The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent, public-benefit corporation operating by virtue of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving nearly 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.