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Board of Commissioners

Marc B. Laykind
Marc B. Laykind

Andrew N. Bader
Andrew N. Bader

Amanda Field
Amanda Field




2/15/2017 The Plainview Water District was notified by Nassau County Police that an incident was reported, whereby individuals attempted entry into a home in the POB community posing as water district employees. Fortunately, the homeowner turned the individuals away and called 911. Residents should always ask for identification and check the immediate vicinity for a Plainview Water District Vehicle. When in doubt contact our office at 516-931-6469.

PWD Pinhole Pilot Leak Program

The Plainview Water District (PWD) in response to the pinhole issue affecting a number of our residents has undertaken a pilot leak program to attempt to determine the contributory factors of pinhole leaks which have been found within the District. In the past, PWD has taken the position not to undertake the assessment of internal plumbing, electric or general upkeep of the infrastructure of the homes within the district. Departing from this position in this instance, this program will allow us to enter homes by appointment in an attempt to document the pinhole leaks as well as gather data surrounding the leaks. The Board has undertaken this program due to the potentially large number of complaints that have recently been brought to our attention.

Please understand and realize this issue is not unique to Plainview, Long Island or New York State. It is a nationwide issue. While the District maintains the water we provide meets or exceeds all state and local standards, the Board has decided to move forth with the following:

1. PWD is actively seeking data as to the locations of the affected homes. Originally, we had only 15 documented cases of pinhole leaks. We have recently met with residents who have provided additional data which is being compiled and will be included as part of the program.

2. A survey form will be posted on the website, www.plainviewwater.org, advising of our need to collect data. We ask that affected residents fill out the survey and return it to the District as soon as possible.

3. The District, when necessary, will be contacting customers who have notified the district of a pinhole leak to collect additional information and/or make arrangements for a possible inspection.

4. The data will be compiled by the District and forwarded to our engineers for further review.

5. Results of the program will be provided to the public.

The District understands that affected residents have incurred damage to their homes and considerable expense as a result of pinhole leaks. Therefore, in an effort to assist our residents, we have undertaken this program. It should be noted, while this problem appears to be occurring in a significant number of homes, the percentage currently affected is less than 2 percent.

Please be aware that our water meets all local, state and federal requirements (including limits for pH and chlorine). The District utilizes calcium hypochlorite (chlorine) and calcium hydroxide (lime) for disinfection and pH adjustment respectively. Additionally, there are numerous studies and writings which have determined additional contributors to be:

Improper ground to copper pipe
Stray electric from utility pole entering the home via water pipes
Sacrificial anode within hot water tank beyond its useful life, requiring replacement.
Interaction of dissimilar metals
Plumbing workmanship and installation techniques

Please bear with us as we undertake this program to assist our residents. If you should have further questions, please contact the office at 516-931-6469.

You can take this survey online by Clicking Here

A PDF version of this survey is available for download by Clicking Here
(Must have Adobe Reader)

Water Conservation program is in effect 365 days a year.

The Plainview Water District wants to remind you that Nassau County has rules
concerning lawn sprinkling and hose use. Please learn these simple rules,
which will be strictly enforced, and follow them. Conserving our water benefits

Lawn Sprinkling

  1. All water sprinkling for lawns, gardens, and shrubbery is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  2. 2. Houses with even-numbered street addresses may sprinkle on even-numbered calendar days, DURING THE PRESCRIBED HOURS: from midnight to 10:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to midnight.
Houses with odd-numbered street addresses may sprinkle on odd-numbered
calendar days, DURING THE PRESCRIBED HOURS: from midnight to 10:00
a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to midnight.

Houses with no street numbers may sprinkle on even numbered calendar days,
DURING THE PRESCRIBED HOURS (from midnight to 10:00 AM and from 4:00
PM to midnight).

Hose Use

  1. 1. All hoses for exterior water use MUST be fitted with a hand-operated automatic-off nozzle valve.
  2. The hosing of driveways, sidewalks, or streets is PROHIBITED.

The following are some additional water conservation tips:

    • Use the dishwasher only when full or wash dishes by hand when possible.
    • While brushing teeth or shaving, turn the water faucet off until ready to rinse. This will save approximately 100 gallons of water a month.
    • Take a shorter -timed shower or install a low-flow showerhead. This will save approximately 450 gallons of water a month.
    • Check for and repair leaking faucets, toilets or pipes around the house to reduce water waste.
    • Reduce water consumption in a conventional toilet by adding a dam to the tank, the effect will fill up some of the space in the tank so less water is used. Several types of the commercially made tank dams are available, or fill a plastic bottle with water and set it in the tank away from the float.

Plainview Water District Commissioners stress the importance of keeping fire hydrants accessible all year long.

The Plainview Volunteer Fire Department does an excellent job of protecting the lives and homes of our residents. We must all keep in mind that fire hydrant accessibility is a primary factor in fighting fires successfully. That's why Plainview Water District Commissioners Joel Kessler, Andrew Bader, and Marc Laykind would like to remind homeowners and local businesses to make sure they keep areas surrounding fire hydrants clear so the fire department can connect its equipment without delay.

For your own protection and the protection of those you care about, the Plainview Water District urges you to keep this responsibility in mind; please remember when colder weather approaches to remove any snow that surrounds fire hydrants in front of your property. It is not only an important way to help our everyday heroes, but people's lives may depend on it.

The Plainvew Water District Board of Commissioners would like to thank its residents in advance for adhering to the Chairman's suggestion.


Board Meetings

The Plainview Water District announces the following schedule of Board
Meetings. Board Meetings are held every Tuesday at the District's
Administrative Office located at 10 Manetto Hill Road in Plainview at 5:30 pm
unless otherwise noted. Community members are welcome and encouraged
to attend.

Date Time
Tuesday, March 28th 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 4th 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11th No Meeting
Tuesday, April 18th 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25th No Meeting

Residents who require additional information should contact the Plainview
Water District at (516) 931-6469.

Board Minutes

Minutes from 10/27/16 Meeting
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Minutes from 11/1/16 Meeting
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Minutes from 11/15/16 Meeting
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Minutes from 11/22/16 Meeting
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Minutes from 12/5/16 Meeting
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Minutes from 12/6/16 Meeting
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Minutes from 12/13/16 Meeting
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Minutes from 12/15/16 Meeting
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Minutes from 1/3/17 Meeting
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The Plainview Water District puts out a quarterly newsletter that details
recent activities and events in the district. To view the current newsletter, you
may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat reader from the link below.

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Fall 2014
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Fall 2013
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Winter 2013
  Administrative Office: 10 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, New York 11803     Phone (516) 931-6469     Fax (516) 931-8683     E-mail: customerservice@plainviewwater.org