Suffolk County Water Authority seeks NoFo Water Main funds

Suffolk County Water Authority wants funds to bring water to residents of Manorville and North Fork

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The Suffolk County Water Authority is seeking $ 29,896,000 in grants to provide potable water to residents of Manorville and North Fork, the agency said.

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) grants requested by SCWA would fund a 24-inch water main between the Central Pine Barrens and the town of Southold to restore the shallow North Fork aquifer system. It would also bring public water to some residents of Manorville whose private wells have been contaminated with pollutants.

“Ensuring the public has access to safe drinking water is essential for our residents,” said Scott Russell, Southold Town Supervisor. “We are delighted to support (SCWA) as it undertakes a unique project that will not only reduce the pressure on our aquifer today, but increase our water supply in the future. “

The Manorville project would install 20,000 feet of new water main to connect residents currently on private wells that are affected by the contaminants. The Southold Project would install a 44,000 foot water main from the existing Town of Southampton Main to the existing Town of Southold Main.

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