You may have seen this News 12 story about water on Long Island and emerging contaminants such as 1,4-dioxane. Please note, the Plainview Water District has been treating for these contaminants since 2020 and all water wells currently in use have treatment in place to remove the specific contaminants mentioned in this story to non-detectable levels. https://longisland.news12.com/residents-learn-about-possible-cancer-causing-pollutant-in-li-drinking-water
Since 2017, PWD has been developing and installing treatment systems throughout the District to help rid the water supply of 1,4-dioxane as well as other emerging contaminants such as PFOS and PFOA.
The District never stops working for its residents in an effort to provide the highest quality drinking water. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at (516) 931-6469 or visit our website.
Do you want to learn more about PWD’s facilities and treatment systems? Visit our projects page: https://plainviewwater.org/about/plainview-water-district-projects/
Water Rate Increase Went into Effect on January 1, 2024
The Plainview Water District (PWD) is committed to providing the Plainview-Old Bethpage community with the highest quality water at the lowest possible cost. The District would like to inform residents and local businesses within its service territory that a modest rate adjustment has been established and went into effect on January 1, 2024. The increase will be used to fund crucial infrastructure improvements and treatment enhancement projects at all of its six water plant sites. In addition to the increased capital needed for treatment projects, the District is also faced with increased operating costs including rising electric costs and electrical demand, treatment chemicals, and laboratory testing and analysis.
“To ensure that the Plainview Water District
consistently delivers high-quality water to residents, it is imperative to
continue implementing infrastructure projects while also enhancing our
facilities,” said PWD Chairman Marc Laykind. “We had to introduce minor rate
adjustments in 2024 to ensure we have the funds necessary to maintain and
operate the District efficiently and effectively. We don’t take raising rates
lightly, but were able to keep increases to a minimum due to our team’s significant
efforts in securing nearly $35 million—and counting—in state and federal grant
Specifically, the new revenue will help cover the
costs associated with construction, installation and operation of new advanced
oxidation process (AOP) and granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment systems
to continue treating the community’s drinking water for 1,4-dioxane, PFOA and
PFOS. Residents and businesses will receive the first quarter water bill in the month of April 2024, which
will be the first bill with the new water rates in effect.
The vast majority of residents will notice a minimal impact
on their bills, but this impact could become more significant with higher
usage. For the average resident using 30,000 gallons of water
per quarter, the new rates will result in an increase of $7.63 per quarter, or
$2.54 per month. Minimal users, those using 8,000 gallons of water or less per
quarter, will experience an increase of $1.50 per quarter or $0.50 per month. The District encourages all
residents to consider adopting water conservation measures this spring and
summer, including the installation of a smart irrigation controller, to help
lower their bills when water usage reaches its peak.
For more information about the 2024
billing changes, please visit www.plainviewwater.org/billing. For other
questions about the District, please call (516) 931-6469 or
visit the Plainview Water District website at www.plainviewwater.org.
Residents can also sign up to receive information by submitting their email
address through the District’s homepage or following them on Facebook in order
to stay up-to-date with District activities and initiatives.
PWD Chairman Marc Laykind Re-Elected to Serve the District for Three More Years
Commissioner’s New Three-Year Term Began on January 1, 2024
The Plainview Water District is proud to announce that Chairman Marc Laykind has won his re-election bid to continue serving on the District’s Board of Commissioners. The District’s annual Water Commissioner Election was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Chairman Laykind began serving his new three-year term on January 1, 2024.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to
be re-elected as a Commissioner here at the Plainview Water District,” said PWD
Chairman Marc Laykind. “Serving the Plainview-Old Bethpage community is not
just a duty but a great privilege. I am proud to have the opportunity to
continue our work and mission here at the Plainview Water District for another
First elected in 2015 and serving as
Chairman since 2017, Chairman Laykind has served on the District’s Board of
Commissioners overseeing nearly every aspect of PWD’s operations as a
Commissioner and Chairman. Laykind is also an attorney in private practice with
offices in New York City and Nassau County. He has been an active member in the
Plainview-Old Bethpage community for over 30 years, where he resides with his
wife, Debbie, and sons, Matthew and Michael.
Chairman Laykind will continue to work
alongside current Commissioners Andrew Bader and Michael Chad as well as the
PWD’s staff to continue providing quality water and service to the residents of
the POB community.
additional information about the Plainview Water District, please call (516)
931-6469 or visit the Plainview Water District website at www.plainviewwater.org. Residents can
also sign up to receive information by submitting their email address through
the District’s homepage or following them on Facebook in order to stay
up-to-date with District activities and initiatives.