Local Control Means Lower Water Rates

The South Farmingdale Water District today has issued a clarification and response to recent reports about dramatic differences in water costs in adjacent communities.

SFWD is a public utility, run by local commissioners.  The district runs a fiscally sound operation and is held accountable to the community it serves.  Because it is a local government, non-profit entity, there is no profit motive.  Rates are set by actual operational expenses.

SFWD commissioners and some employees have life-long roots in the community, and great care is given to maintaining the highest quality of water at the lowest price possible.

The facts are simple:  Unlike Private water utilities, SFWD water rates are about 2% below the national average (source: American Waterworks Associations) and that the consumer water tax is less than 1.7% of the total tax bill.

The South Farmingdale Water District has been maintaining and delivering an uninterrupted supply of the water to customers since 1931.

To that end, the District ensures public health and safety, actively promotes the conservation of our most precious resource, cooperates with all local and New York State authorities, and pledges to fulfill this mission in an efficient, economical and environmentally sound manner.  Customer service is provided to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About the South Farmingdale Water District

Since 1931, SFWD has been providing clean, quality water to the communities it serves, including South Farmingdale, North Massapequa, and parts of Bethpage, Seaford, and Massapequa Park. For more information please contact the South Farmingdale Water District’s office at 40 Langdon Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735.  Telephone: (516) 249-3330.

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