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Navy to report on investigation of PFAS groundwater contamination at former Grumman site in Calverton

Naval environmental engineers say there is no need to expand sampling area or provide alternative water supply to area around former Grumman facility, despite PFAS contamination.

Riverhead Water District, coping with record consumption levels, puts fire departments on alert

Worried about depleted water supplies, water district superintendent says fire departments should roll their tankers when responding to overnight alarms.
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With water district pumping maximum amount of water, town asks residents to conserve water use

With the high heat and lack of rainfall, the water district, which is pumping just under 20 million gallons per day, is “running everything full tilt,” the supervisor said.