In an effort to maintain a seamless delivery of high quality water to our consumers, and to address the impending contamination threat of the Grumman plume, the South Farmingdale Water District has started construction of a new water treatment system at Plant 3 on Hicksville Road.
As the plume continues to migrate south, it is the responsibility of the District to shield our consumers from paying for this new treatment facility. At this moment, the District is in final negotiations with the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense (D.O.D.) to cover all construction, operating costs and maintenance of the plant.
In order for SFWD to complete this project on time and within budget, construction will continue through the summer, and we are confident that the D.O.D. will completely reimburse the District for all planning, construction and future maintenance. The District is striving to resolve this issue soon and will continue progress until the well is online.
In the meantime, we’ll continually update our consumers on progress.