Friday, 09 November 2012 10:40
Despite concerns about the water supply in other areas of Nassau County, the Massapequa Board of Commissioners is assuring Massapequa Water District customers that the water is safe to drink. According to the commissioners, the water district experienced no significant interruptions in its water supply as a result of the recent hurricane, and that an advisory to boil water was never issued.
“Due to diligent preparations, our staff did a tremendous job ensuring that our residents would have clean and safe water to drink during and after the massive storm that hit our region,” said commissioner Joe Tricarico. “Several steps will be taken to ensure that our distribution system will be vigorously monitored.”
According to the district, during the storm, additional personnel were on-site, around the clock, to handle any potential emergencies that might have occurred and to assure that residents would experience little, if any, disruption of service,
Power outages did impact several water treatment plants and facilities, but the district reports that a series of backup generators kept the district’s water supply pumping on a normal schedule and, as a result, there was no loss of water. A portion of the pump stations, were switched to generator power at the beginning of the storm.
For more information, customers are directed to the Massapequa Water District’s website, www.massapequawater.com