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Riverhead Water District

Residents call on governor, state lawmakers to fund public water extension in Manorville

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Clean water activist Adrienne Esposito organized a press conference in Manorville today, where residents gathered to demand state officials provide funding for public water in a remote area of Manorville where private wells are contaminated with toxic chemicals.

Calverton-Manorville residents to rally for clean water Wednesday, after state denied grant funding for public water extension

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Calverton and Manorville residents will rally Wednesday for clean water, after a request for funding for a public water hookup was denied by the state. “The Thanksgiving menu for Calverton is turkey, stuffing, gravy and a side helping of toxic chemicals,” said Adrienne Esposito of Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

Riverhead OKs agreement with Suffolk County Water Authority to serve Manorville area

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Riverhead Town will enter into an agreement with the Suffolk County Water Authority to have the authority provide public water to an area of Manorville the town water district has been unable to serve.

Riverhead to seek more water extension grants, as patience of Manorville residents wears thin

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Residents lobbying for more than 60 homes in Manorville to be hooked up to public water pleaded with the Riverhead Town Board Tuesday to sign an inter-municipal agreement with Suffolk County Water Authority to strengthen its grant application and finally bring water to their neighborhood.

With Long Island on drought watch, Riverhead Water District is pumping under capacity thanks to conservation efforts, superintendent says

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Long Island is on a drought watch due to dry weather conditions over the last few weeks, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. But the Riverhead Water District has yet to push the capacity of its system this summer.

Town Board poised to approve water rate increase targeted at water district’s biggest customers

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Riverhead Water District Superintendent Frank Mancini has proposed that the district change its billing system to a tiered rate structure that would have customers who use more water pay a higher rate, with the aim of encouraging conservation. Rates will increase across the board to cover the districts increasing costs.

Riverhead officials meet with Navy reps to demand ‘swift action’ on funding for public water extensions to homes near former Grumman...

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Riverhead officials hope the July 8 meeting made headway against the Navy's resistance to bearing financial responsibility for public water to homes near the former Grumman plant, but a Navy spokesperson reached after the meeting was noncommittal.

Riverhead and Suffolk County Water Authority are negotiating agreement for Manorville public water extension, as cost estimate for work soars

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Riverhead Town and the Suffolk County Water Authority are negotiating the terms of the intermunicipal agreement for their planned joint effort to bring public water to an area of Manorville near the former Northrop Grumman manufacturing plant in Calverton where private drinking water wells are contaminated by toxic chemicals.

Water forum scheduled for next Wednesday; updates on Manorville water agreement expected

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The next Riverhead Town water forum will take place on June 22 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall and will cover updates on projects surrounding drinking water-related issues.

Riverhead and Suffolk County Water Authority will work together to bring public water to Manorville, under preliminary agreement discussed yesterday

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Under a preliminary agreement discussed "in broad strokes" yesterday, the water authority would install about 3,000 feet of water main and serve 64 homes in the Town of Riverhead from the SCWA system.
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