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Suffolk County Water Authority

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

by Aug 17, 2022
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.

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

by Jun 24, 2022
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.

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

by May 10, 2022
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.

Suffolk County Water Authority offers to help Riverhead bring clean water to Manorville homes

by May 2, 2022
The Suffolk County Water Authority has offered to assist Riverhead Town in the construction of a water main extension to the Manorville area south of the former Grumman facility, where residential private wells are impacted by or threatened by chemical contamination.

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

by Jun 3, 2021
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

by Apr 30, 2021
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 sues State DEC over water supply issue, permit delay at former Grumman site

by Mar 30, 2021
Riverhead Town has filed a lawsuit challenging the DEC’s handling of a n application for a permit needed to subdivide vacant land at the EPCAL site and the agency's position that Suffolk County Water Authority, not the town, has the right to supply water to new development there.

Suffolk County Water Authority rejects town’s demand to drop its claim to supply Calverton Enterprise Park with public water

by Feb 2, 2021
The Suffolk County Water Authority says it has “no desire” to stand in the way of economic development at the Calverton Enterprise Park — but it also has no intention of withdrawing its claim of right to serve the site with public water.

Decade-old territory dispute heats up between Riverhead Town and Suffolk County Water Authority

by Jan 22, 2021
"We're not going to let the public be the pawns in a water battle." A decade-old dispute simmering just beneath the surface has come to a rolling boil and residents in a remote section of Manorville worry about getting caught up in a fight that could delay their community’s access to public water.

Riverhead says Suffolk County Water Authority is ‘disrupting’ the $40 million EPCAL sale

by Jan 19, 2021
A 2009 letter from the Suffolk County Water Authority to the State DEC is 'disrupting the sale of the property at EPCAL,' the town board said in a letter to the water authority today.