May 31, 2024 12:33 PM
Crew members excavate a trench in Westhampton to replace 1,300 feet of cast iron water main.

The Suffolk County Water Authority has recently completed an important water main improvement project in Quogue. Approximately 1,300 feet of cast iron water main on Dune Road that has reached the end of its useful life will be replaced with larger ductile water main. This new 12-inch main will increase water flow in the system, allowing the SCWA to provide more reliable and efficient service to customers in the area.


“As a beachfront street, Dune Road sees most of its traffic during the summer, making it crucial that the project be complete before the season begins in earnest,” said SCWA Chairman Charles Lefkowitz. “With the water mains fully installed, there should be very little, if any, impediment to the dramatic traffic increase the area is set to see soon. Residents who live in the area year-round can expect better water service immediately.”


Numerous water main breaks have been reported and repaired on Dune Road, the probability of which grow as the mains age. By replacing these water mains, the SCWA is minimizing the risk of further main breaks in the area, lowering the chances of interruptions in residents’ water service.


The project is part of a multi-phase approach to replace water main on Dune Road. More improvements are expected to be made in the future. This project will also enhance water service for thousands of beachgoers in the very near future, benefiting the experience of Suffolk residents who live outside of Quogue as well.


About SCWA:


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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