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Riverhead Water District

Work on Route 58 water tower is underway

by Jul 27, 2023
The 147-foot water tower, built in 1968, is undergoing a complete rehabilitation at a cost of more than $2.6 million, Water District Superintendent Frank Mancini said.

Downtown developers say they should not bear cost of water main upgrades, business committee questions water district’s finances

by Apr 13, 2023
Downtown developers are pushing back on the Riverhead Water District requiring payment for infrastructure improvements the district says are needed to serve the new development. The Business Advisory Committee will write to the Town Board asking it to investigate.

Water authority’s NoFo pipeline is not actually under construction; last week’s ‘groundbreaking’ was ‘ceremonial kickoff,’ SCWA spokesman says

by Mar 30, 2023
The Suffolk County Water Authority’s groundbreaking in Laurel last week on an eight-mile pipeline to deliver public water to the North Fork wasn’t a groundbreaking at all, a water authority spokesperson told RiverheadLOCAL this week.

Construction on Manorville public water extension in Riverhead Town could begin by year’s end, though funding shortfall remains

by Mar 23, 2023
Construction of public water mains to serve the southwest corner of Riverhead Town could start by the end of the year, Suffolk County Water Authority officials told residents at a meeting in Manorville last night. But a funding shortfall of $2.8 million remains.

Riverhead lands $5 million in grants to connect homes in Manorville and Calverton to public water

by Mar 17, 2023
Riverhead has been awarded more than $3.8 million in grant funding for the extension of public water to 64 homes Manorville area, and a separate $1.2 million grant to extend public water to homes on Forge Road in Calverton.

Informational meeting set for Manorville residents about status of public water extensions

by Mar 9, 2023
A community information meeting on the status of a public water extension to serve homes in the Manorville area will take place on Wednesday, March 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Manorville Fire Department, according to an announcement by the water authority.

After public opposition at hearing, proposed water conservation code will be revised

by Feb 8, 2023
Riverhead’s proposed water conservation law will be revised after some residents on Tuesday said the law was too strict and did not take into account certain irrigation needs not satisfied by the every-other-day watering schedule mandated by the law.

Riverhead looks to make odd-even watering restrictions mandatory April to September

by Jan 17, 2023
Aiming to conserve water during times of peak demand, Riverhead is considering a local law to restrict water use for watering lawns, washing cars and filling pools based on street address numbers. The proposed law would also ban watering lawns while it's raining.

Riverhead Water District’s new rates in effect

by Jan 9, 2023
Under Riverhead Water District’s new two-tier rate structure, which took effect Jan. 1, water district customers pay more per thousand gallons of water used if they exceed a certain threshold. Thresholds are set according to a customer’s meter size.

Riverhead slated to receive another $2 million from feds for clean water projects

by Dec 22, 2022
Congress is expected to pass a spending package this week that includes $2 million for public water extensions for homes in Riverhead serviced by private water wells contaminated by harmful chemicals.