Important Lawn Irrigation Information:
July & August 2020

Recently, the South Farmingdale Water District has been experiencing low water pressure during the early hours of the morning when lawn irrigation is at peak usage.

On July 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., the District issued a ROBO call to all District consumers with important information about water conservation. The unseasonably hot, dry weather we have been experiencing, combined with the loss of a critical well within the District has led to an increase in water demand that is unsustainable. Any rainfall that we receive in the near future will not be sufficient to alleviate this situation. Our concern is that the high demand for water during peak irrigation hours could compromise our local fire departments to gain enough water pressure to fight a fire.

To help our community, we are requesting that all residents reduce lawn watering by five (5) minutes per zone during the months of July and August.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and assisting us to keep our water flowing with the right amount of pressure for the safety of our community.

South Farmingdale Water District
Board of Water Commissioners

Urgent News About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

South Farmingdale Water District has been proactive throughout the entire coronavirus pandemic and has been adhering to the conditions of the state of emergency for the public wellbeing. As of June 15, 2020, the District has updated our policies and procedures.

Important Points:

  1. The virus is not waterborne. Your water supply is safe to use in all ways. Water flow, water pressure and water services have not been interrupted by this crisis. As a result, there is no need to stockpile bottled water.
  2. It is imperative to be vigilant and obey good hygiene practices. Refer to Red Cross suggestions below.
  3. Stay home if you or family members are sick or showing signs of sickness including a cold, respiratory concerns, cough, fatigue or fever. Having one or multiple symptoms does not mean you have the virus.
  4. Any person who has been told to self-quarantine must stay home.

Paying Water Bills:

As of June 15, 2020, our office is open to the general public.  In an abundance of caution, anyone visiting the office must wear a face mask.

Check payments for water bills may now be made in person during normal business hours. Check payments can also be left at any time in our drop box located in the driveway of our headquarters: 40 Langdon Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

Electronic payments can be made online by visiting our ‘Pay Your Bill’ web page.

In response to supporting our consumers, please note that the South Farmingdale Water District will waive all late payment fees for water bills with the following bill dates:

  • February 28, 2020
  • March 31, 2020
  • April 30, 2020
  • May 29, 2020
  • June 29, 2020
  • July 20, 2020

If you have questions or concerns please call us during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at (516) 249-3330.

Sincerely,

Board of Water Commissioners
South Farmingdale Water District

SFWD Waives All Late Payment Fees For Current Water Bills

This is a challenging time for many people as the COVID-19 healthcare crisis has significantly altered our every day life. In response to supporting our consumers, please note that the South Farmingdale Water District will waive all late payment fees for water bills with the following bill dates:

  • February 28, 2020
  • March 31, 2020
  • April 30, 2020
  • May 29, 2020
  • June 29, 2020
  • July 20, 2020

From The Red Cross: Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, Use Healthy Practices

As there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the best defense is to follow these steps:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and throw the tissue away after use. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
  • Disinfect doorknobs, switches, handles, computers, telephones, bedside tables, bathroom sinks, toilets, counters, toys and other surfaces that are commonly touched around the home or workplace.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are healthy wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who are ill to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
    • The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).