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Suffolk County Water Authority

Manorville’s clean water story: A tale of two towns

by Oct 15, 2023
Guest column: Water mains are already being installed by the Suffolk County Water Authority in the Brookaven portion of Manorville. But in Riverhead Town? The wait goes on.

Suffolk County commits $1.5 million to Manorville extension project, closing funding gap

by Apr 13, 2023
The funding, received by the county from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act, will cover a more than $600,000 funding shortfall for the construction of the water mains in the Manorville hamlet, as well as the cost of the private service line for each of the 64 homes in the extension area.

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.

Suffolk County Water Authority begins work on eight-mile pipeline through Riverhead to bring water from pine barrens to Southold Town

by Mar 26, 2023
The Suffolk County Water Authority broke ground this week on an eight-mile pipeline that will traverse eastern Riverhead Town to connect its water supply and distribution system in Southold Town to water sources in the Central Pine Barrens.

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.

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.

Suffolk County Water Authority receives $5 million from feds Calverton water extension

by Jan 9, 2023
The Suffolk County Water Authority will received $5 million of federal funding to bring public water extension to homes in Calverton within the Town of Brookhaven, some of which have drinking water wells contaminated by toxic chemicals.

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

by Nov 23, 2022
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

by Nov 22, 2022
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

by Sep 7, 2022
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.