Water Main Replacement Project Update

Dear Resident:

Starting Monday, September 19th, as part of our ongoing watermain replacement program, the South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD) will be replacing the water main in your street.

The project is expected to last from 8 to 10 weeks. During the day, you may experience an interruption to your water service. We will make every effort to inform you of these interruptions either verbally or via a written notice. We also will make every effort to keep these water interruptions as short as possible.

There will be a trench in the road during the water main installation. The road will be temporarily repaired at the end of each day. A final restoration of the trench in the road will follow the completion of all work.

The contractor is Merrick Utilities, Inc. SFWD personnel will also be onsite during the construction if you any questions or comments. Please feel free to seek out SFWD personnel if you need anything. You can also call our office at 516-249-3330.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this important water main project.


Francis J. Koch, P.E.

Conservation and Preservation for Tomorrow Starts Today

District Urges Community to Continue to Conserve Water During Peak Consumption Months

The District reminds the community that in the heat of summer it is important to be extra mindful of water consumption and conservation. May through September are the peak months for water consumption, when outdoor usage, including recreational use, and residential and commercial lawn irrigation, place the greatest demands on the District’s infrastructure. During these warm months, especially July through early September, water usage is five times greater than water usage during the winter. The District continues to deliver an uninterrupted supply of water to consumers, yet it’s important to note that excessive use of water places great stress on the SFWD distribution system.

“We encourage our consumers to do their part to help conserve water during the peak pumping season,” stated Ralph Atoria, Chairman of the South Farmingdale Water District Board of Commissioners. “Protecting our water supply for generations to come is important for all of us.

Water conservation assists in ensuring the adequate supply, delivery and proper flow of water for everyday use, and for fire protection needs.

South Farmingdale Water District also reminds consumers to adhere to Nassau County’s sprinkling rules, which prohibits irrigation of all residential and commercial properties between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. Sprinkling is allowed during other hours provided the following rules are observed:

  1. Properties with odd number addresses may water on odd dates of the month.
  2. Properties with an even-number addresses, or no number at all may water on even days of the month.

Effective water conservation can also help reduce a consumer’s water bill. A list of tips and techniques affecting water usage and conservation methods can be found by visiting our Conservation Page.

Water Meter Endpoint Replacement Program Underway

The South Farmingdale Water District has begun and will continue in the coming months, to replace water meter endpoints. Endpoints enable us to obtain water meter readings remotely. The upgrade is mandatory due to the cellular industry’s imminent termination of 3G CDMA cellular service, which is the service that the old endpoints utilize.

In most cases the endpoint is attached to the outside of the premises and no appointment is needed. We will knock on your door to advise you of our presence. If you do not respond, we will attempt the work which takes approximately 20 minutes. The new endpoint will be placed where the old endpoint was. There should be no interruption to your water service.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.