April 10, 2024 11:21 AM

The Suffolk County Water Authority announced $6.6 million investments in recently completed and upcoming construction, maintenance and water treatment projects in the Town of Babylon.


SCWA recently completed maintenance on an iron removal system at the Great Neck Road and Albany Avenue pump stations in Amityville. The system, utilized predominantly in South Shore communities where excess iron in the groundwater is most prevalent, filters iron out of the groundwater before it reaches customers faucets. Once a DEC permit application is granted, this location is scheduled to receive a replacement drinking water well. Additionally, SCWA will perform a water storage tank rehabilitation next year at its Locust Drive pump station in North Bay Shore. This follows a recently successful re-paving of that same pump station.


“The Suffolk County Water Authority’s commitment to delivering high quality drinking water in the Town of Babylon only continues from here,” said SCWA Chairman Charles Lefkowitz. “The great work that’s been done will be supplemented with more projects in the future.”


Other recently completed projects include a 2,900 foot replacement project on Grand Central Avenue in Amityville, a 200-foot replacement of old 2” cast-iron water main on Kensington Court in Copiague, a 2,800 foot replacement of old transite water main on Silverpine Drive in North Amityville, a 1,300-foot replacement of outdated and undersized cast-iron water main on Prospect Street in North Amityville and a 2,300 foot replacement of old cast-iron water main on Baur Street, in West Babylon. Replacing aging infrastructure is just one-way SCWA prevents main breaks and continues to deliver high quality water to its customers at the lowest possible cost.


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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