South Farmingdale Water District will be conducting our hydrant flushing program from April 8, 2018 through April 20, 2018 Hydrants within the District will be flushed from midnight (12:00 a.m.) through 6:00 a.m. This is an important part of our annual maintenance program as flushing helps to clean out harmless sedimentation from the water distribution system.
NOTE TO ALL CONSUMERS:
PLEASE CHECK YOUR WATER BEFORE DOING LAUNDRY OR DRINKING TAP WATER AS THE WATER MAY BECOME DISCOLORED DURING THIS TIME.
If water is discolored, running the cold water for several minutes should clear it up. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the District at (516) 249-3330. Our office is open Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.).
Old Man Winter can be brutally tough on homes, and depending on where you live—his icy cold breath can create a lot of expensive damage. Here are some ways to minimize potential damage by gaining an overall big picture of your home or business.
Examine the condition of your current plumbing and piping…inside and outside. Identify the pipes that will be most affected or most vulnerable to freezing and protect them with insulation to prevent freezing and subsequent thawing and/or bursting.
Always know the location of your emergency shut-off valve and outdoor pipes in case of an emergency.
Disconnect and drain all outside hoses to prevent freezing. Outdoor hoses should be stored where they will not freeze to prevent cracking. Replacing hoses can be expensive!
Turn off all outside spigots from inside your house then drain the lines and leave the spigots open. Foam insulation covers are available for outside spigots.
Shut down and thoroughly drain all lawn sprinkler systems.
Check meter pit covers to assure that they are securely bolted down and intact.
Attention Snowbirds! If you are snow birding to warmer climates, or going away for a lengthy time during the winter, you might consider shutting off your water pump and water heater.
This winter, keep an eye out for any fire hydrant that may become buried in the wake of a plow. Always remember to keep fire hydrants free from snow and debris.
As South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD) nears the completion of its 5-Year Capital Improvement Campaign, many strategic initiatives were set in place to improve upon pressure and flow throughout the District.
In a continuing effort to meet demand, our planned renovation and construction at Plant No. 1 (Well 1-4) will go a long way toward achieving these objectives. The new construction and renovation of the well began in Spring 2017. Bringing the well back online gives the District flexibility and redundancy throughout the system. The well will draw water from 758 feet deep into the largest of Long Island’s aquifers, the Magothy, and will have a production capacity of 1,200 gallons per minute (GPM), or 2 million gallons per day! Equally impressive are the cost saving numbers.
Since the new well will require iron removal, (a very common situation in water throughout Long Island), the decision to share existing resources at Plant 1 makes construction and implementation far more cost-effective. The project is on budget and is scheduled for completion in early 2018.