The Suffolk County Water Authority last week began work on a major water main replacement project on three streets in the Village of Westhampton Beach that will bring improved reliability, water pressure and fire protection to the area.
“This project demonstrates our commitment to infrastructure improvements throughout our service territory,” said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Szabo. “Once the project is complete, residents will be served by brand new pipes that should be free of breaks for many decades to come.”
The project, which totals 5,607 feet of replacement pipe, covers portions of Oneck Lane and Bayfield Lane as well as all of Oneck Road. The project began on May 29 and is expected to be wrapped up by early next week.
SCWA has also wrapped up new water main extension projects in recent weeks of 7,239 feet in North Sea and 559 feet in Noyac. Three more extension projects begin next week, adding a total of 4,140 feet of new pipe in Bridgehampton and East Hampton.
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.
In the photo, left to right, are Westhampton Beach Mayor Conrad Teller and SCWA Lead Pipeline Paving Instructor Carl Pfeiffer reviewing project plans. The photo was taken this morning on Oneck Lane.