During the cold weather and freezing temperatures of the winter season, it is common to encounter water main breaks throughout the community. To counter and service these water emergencies, the South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD) and its well-organized and dedicated field crew is on-call and prepared to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Despite 2011 being one of the busiest winter seasons, SFWD has managed to uphold its swift response time, with all calls promptly answered. The District’s commitment to quality service was demonstrated during one of Long Island’s most recent snowstorms when it responded to a serious problem involving a broken water main on Val Page Street in South Farmingdale on January 28th.
“As soon as we saw water pouring out all over the street, we called the South Farmingdale Water District,” said a local resident. Within 30 minutes of the call, a SFWD field inspector assessed the damage, notified his supervisor and a crew of five showed up from their homes and started repairing the water main break.
“We’re proud of our response time to any water emergency,” said South Farmingdale Water Commissioner Ralph Atoria. “We have a very dedicated, well-trained staff and we’re thankful for their commitment to their job and their community.” He continued, “Our responsibility is to always keep our consumers safe and provide an uninterrupted supply of quality drinking water at all times.”