New I.U. Willets Well
A new production well is currently under construction at our I.U. Willets
Road facility located in New Hyde Park. The well is being financed by proceeds
from the sale of the property.
The District’s Lakeville Road Well experienced a screen failure in 2007.
Plans and specification for the complete reconstruction of the facility are
currently being prepared. The Board hopes to bid this project later this year in
hopes of having the well available for the summer of 2009. The capital portion
of our operating budget from 2007 and 2008 is financing the 2 million dollar
Campbell Well No. 1
Campbell Well No. 1 experienced a screen failure in January of 2008. A
screen replacement project has been bid and awarded for its replacement. The
2008 capital portion of our operating budget is financing this $250,000 project.
District to Hold Public Hearings for Bond Issue The Board of Commissioners is
proposing to finance the construction of a Nitrate removal plant at our
Searingtown Road facility and the painting of our Thomaston elevated storage
tank with an eight million dollar bond issue. Public hearings are being planned
later this year to inform the public of our plans. All residents will be
notified of the exact time and location of the hearings by postcard.
District to Hold Public Hearings for Bond Issue
The Board of Commissioners is proposing
to finance the construction of a Nitrate removal plant at our Searingtown Road facility and the
painting of our Thomaston elevated storage tank with an eight million dollar bond issue. Public hearings are being planned later this year to inform the
public of our plans. All residents will be notified of the exact time and location of the hearings by postcard.
North Shore Hospital –Freon Contamination
The Manhasset-Lakeville Water District continues its efforts to protect itself and preserve its rights to be made whole by the
parties responsible for the contamination of the District’s water supply. Freon 22 (Chlorodifluoromethane) was first discovered in
the Lloyd aquifer in 2002. Since then, the District has spent over 2 million dollars to construct a treatment facility to remove this
chemical from our drinking water.
On October 23, 2007 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation approved the North Shore Hospital’s Preliminary Site
Assessment work plan. The purpose of this assessment is to prove to the Hospital that the well on their site is the source of the
Freon. Meanwhile, the plume continues to contaminate our water supply.
It has been six years since Freon was first detected and reported to the NYSDEC. It has been three years since the source was
identified. To date, no remedial action has been undertaken. The District continues to move forward with legal proceeding against the
North Shore Hospital for damages to our water supply.
Backflow prevention devices
prevent hazardous substances
from entering our public water
supply. Homes with underground
sprinkler systems are required to
submit annual tests. If you have a
backflow device and receive a test
due notice but do not have an
underground sprinkler, you can call
the District for a waiver from the
annual testing requirement.
Additionally, homeowner’s with
sprinkler systems can also
eliminate the annual testing
requirement by installing a
pressure vacuum breaker (PVB). If
you would like more information
regarding the installation of a PVB,
please contact Marshall Brandt at
516-466-4413.Infrastructure Maintenance Assures Delivery of Quality Water