The Suffolk County Water Authority would like to remind homeowners and local businesses to make sure to keep areas surrounding fire hydrants clear so that firefighters can connect their equipment without delays.
“By taking a few minutes to dig out any hydrants in your area, you are helping our firefighters perform lifesaving work without delays to ensure your safety and that of others,” said SCWA Board Chairman James Gaughran.
SCWA maintains approximately 35,000 public hydrants and 1,800 private hydrants. The water supply source is carefully monitored and maintained around the clock to ensure that fire protection water is available at all times.
For more information, please call 631-689-9500.
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.