April 24, 2024 02:15 PM
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The Suffolk County Water Authority released the following statement from Chairman Charles Lefkowitz on the announcement that increased levels of cadmium were found at the former Dzus Fastener Co. site on Union Boulevard:


“The Suffolk County Water Authority is aware of a report from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation about increased levels of cadmium at the former Dzus Fastener Co. site in West Islip. We want to ensure our customers in the area that no public drinking water supplies wells have been impacted. In fact, SCWA does not have any public supply wells in the vicinity of this site.


SCWA tests for cadmium and we continue to surpass all federal and state standards. In 2023, the most recent year for which we have complete data, we did not have a single positive detection of cadmium in our entire system. Our chemists and laboratory professionals will continue to test our wells and if we do see elevated levels of the contaminant, we will immediately take all steps necessary to ensure the high quality of the water we are delivering to our customers.”


About the Suffolk County Water Authority

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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