March 2, 2017 12:47 PM

The Suffolk County Water Authority will soon begin the installation of 6,520 feet of water main along Long Beach Road in Noyac to greatly improve fire protection and water distribution in the Village of North Haven.

Installation of the 16-inch ductile iron water main will begin this month with construction anticipated to take approximately four to five weeks. It is anticipated that the new water main will be in service and all site restoration completed by Memorial Day.

The large-diameter water main, which will connect existing water main on Noyac Road to existing main on Harbor Drive, will greatly improve water service to North Haven, which currently receives water from a single 12-inch water main on Route 114.

 "We are always looking for ways to improve our infrastructure and distribution system," SCWA Chairman James F. Gaughran said, "This project will not only provide resiliency by bolstering existing infrastructure, but will improve public safety by making sure fire departments in the Sag Harbor area have sufficient water pressure to fight fires." 

The project will be funded through a 25% grant/75% no interest loan from the New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The DWSRF program is administered by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation under the Storm Mitigation Relief Program (SMLP). The DWSRF provides resources to maintain and improve valuable water infrastructure nationwide.

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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