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Riverhead Water District

Riverhead inks grant contract with state for $627,327 to replace old water lines containing lead

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Riverhead has signed a contract with the state for $627,327 in funding to replace drinking water lines that contain lead.

Residents worry about more pollution as they wait for public water access

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Residents near the former Grumman facility in Calverton who rely on private wells are worried about storm-damaged vehicle storage on a runway there as they anxiously await word on federal funding for water main extensions to serve their neighborhood, where some wells are polluted by various contaminants.

Update: Riverhead forum on water issues rescheduled for Sept. 15

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Riverhead Town will update residents and have conversations on water quality issues and infrastructure during the town's first water forum on Sept. 15, according to Councilman Ken Rothwell.

Planning board to condition its approvals on water district’s capacity to serve new projects

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With Riverhead Water District's capacity issues, the planning board can't approve projects that depend on public water knowing that the water district can't service it, Planning Board Chairman Stan Carey said Thursday.

Irate Manorville resident with polluted well demands action from town

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"Love the color? Want some?" Irate Manorville resident Clare Bennett sprayed discolored tap water from her home in air at the town board meeting July 7. She demanded action to bring public water to an area south of the former Grumman site where private wells are contaminated with a host of chemicals.

Despite recent wet weather, lawn irrigation still threatens water supply

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Officials say it's imperative for residents and businesses practice water conservation measures when it comes to irrigating their lawns and landscapes.

Suffolk County Water Authority, Riverhead Town make competing requests for Senate ‘earmarks’ to fund public water extension in Manorville

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The water authority's request to Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen Kirsten Gillibrand includes funding to provide public water to Manorville homes in both Riverhead and Brookhaven towns, as well as funding for a pipeline to extend water from the Pine Barrens Region to the Town of Southold.

Zeldin requests EPA funds to bring public water to homes near the former Grumman site in Calverton

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Rep. Lee Zeldin has requested roughly $14 million in federal funds to assist the Riverhead Water District and the Suffolk County Water Authority to bring public water to homes near the former Grumman manufacturing facility in Calverton.

Riverhead Water District to begin annual spring flushing Sunday evening

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Beginning on the evening of Sunday, April 18 and continuing for three weeks, the Riverhead Water District will be flushing out its system, cleaning its mains of any accumulated sediments.

Environmental group partners with school district and water district to conserve water use

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Peconic Green Growth has donated $5,000 worth of irrigation equipment to the Riverhead Central School District for use at the district’s main campus, where the irrigation of athletic fields can consume more than 5 million gallons of water during the months of July through September.
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