The Authority's New Service Department is the contact point and information source for the installation process. It is important, therefore, to contact the New Service Department in your project area early in the design stage of your project.

A New Service representative will guide you through the application and new construction process. For water main extensions, one of our new service managers will oversee your project. The New Service Department is located at:

New Construction Service
4060 Sunrise Hwy
Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 218-1148

Generally, most new construction projects occur on undeveloped parcels of land in which roadways are constructed. This, therefore, requires the installation of new water main, fire hydrants, and service lines. It also may necessitate the installation of backflow prevention devices (RPZ) for compliance with Suffolk County Health Department regulations.

Sometimes, the project may be located on a public road where the Authority has existing water supply which will provide adequate supply for the new construction. In this case, water service will consist of the domestic service line, backflow protection, and possibly fire sprinkler service.

For water main extensions, the developer/builder must enter into a contract with the Authority to have the main, fire hydrants, and other appurtenances installed. Detailed site plans, easement information, fire hydrant locations, and service line locations must be supplied to the New Service Department for review.

A site plan is required, which includes tax map numbers and tie-ins to the nearest existing cross streets. For developments and large commercial buildings, five (5) initial site plans are needed. In addition, easement descriptions for all roadways, flow demand, drainage plans, and backflow design plans are required. For water main extensions, a contract and hydrant agreement must be executed. Contract packages, which include easement information, hydrant locations, and other requirements, must be returned complete with the execution of the contract. Incomplete packages will not be accepted.

Schedule of new construction fees:

Water Main Installation

Public roadway water main installation.....$169/ft.*

Unimproved roadway main installations....$88/ft*

Maintenance Agreement fee (Optional)....$18.49 /ft.

* Effective during the current construction season (January-December 2019)

Tapping Fees

Installation of meter vault on an existing 1" service cost is $1,050

1" water service.....................................$3,000

1 1/2" ..................................................$5,200

2"........................................................$6,700

4"........................................................$15,200*

6"........................................................$15,500*

8"........................................................$16,600*

10"......................................................$16,800*

12"......................................................$16,800*

Services over 4" require DT201 meter vault which is installed at your expense

*Additional fees are required for full flow meters 4" or larger.

**May be subject to additional costs if directional bore required or restoration fees..

Inspection fee........................................No charge (first inspection)

Service line reinspection.........................$25 each

** State & county roads may be subject to additional directional boring costs or restoration fees.

Fire Hydrants 

Fire hydrant annual rental........................$160.20 per hydrant

Special Service Area Fees

Delimited areas......................................Established area rate

Surcharges............................................Established contract rate

 

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Development Ready for Inspection Form

THE ABOVE NOTED DEVELOPMENT IS READY FOR INSPECTION:








Please inspect the above development and install the water mains as soon as possible. I understand that if we do not pass inspection, no further inspection will be made until the noted discrepancies are corrected and we pay the $80.00 reinspection fee at the New Service Department. (*) YOU CAN EXPEDITE THIS PROJECT BY SUBMITTING A CASH DEPOSIT TO THE NEW SERVICE DEPARTMENT IF EASEMENTS HAVE NOT CLEARED. THIS DEPOSIT WILL BE RETURNED WHEN EASEMENTS CLEAR.