The Plainview Water District (PWD) is requesting a $25.8 million bond to fund infrastructure projects for the treatment of 1,4-dioxane. The bond hearing is being held at the Town of Oyster Bay town hall Tuesday 11/19 at 10am.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is expected to regulate 1,4-dioxane in the near future. The PWD has been planning for treatment ahead of regulations. The Drinking Water Council, appointed by the Governor Cuomo, recommended a maximum level of 1 part-per-billion for 1,4-dioxane and the NYSDOH Commissioner accepted those recommendations. Since this is a new treatment process, pilot studies are required by State and Local Health Departments at each individual water plant site and the District has completed four such pilots at water plants in recent months. The District agrees with the need for treatment and the District has urged NYSDOH for the time needed to build effective treatment. The District is also involved in litigation to hold polluters responsible for costs incurred for these projects.
This $25.8 million dollar bond is necessary now to provide the PWD with funding that will enable us continue to deliver the highest quality of water to all of our customers.
- Saturday October 19th 10:00am to 1:00pm
As seen in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald August 14 – 20, 2019
As seen in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald August 7 – 13, 2019
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald July 24 – July 30, 2019
As Seen in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald June 26 – July 2, 2019
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald – May 22 – 28, 2019
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald – May 15 – 21, 2019
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald – May 1 – 7, 2019
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald – April 24 – 30, 2019
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald – April 17 – 23, 2019
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald April 17 – 23, 2019
Plainview Water District personnel will be conducting preventative maintenance operations on all hydrants district-wide from May 6th to approximately July 1st. This routine annual maintenance of our hydrants helps protect our community’s health and safety. This is not an extensive flushing operation. We will be pressure testing our hydrants and opening them briefly to ensure proper operation and readiness so that they will be fully functional by fire crews if needed.
When maintenance is being performed residents in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration primarily consists of harmless rust particles and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been testing hydrants in your neighborhood, it is best to run your cold water tap at the lowest point of your home for 2 minutes or until it clears up.
Questions about hydrant testing can be directed to our customer service representatives by calling 516-931-6469 between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday – Friday.
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald March 13 – 19, 2019
In an effort to conserve water and improve the resiliency of our infrastructure, the District is working with a professional leak detection company. This work is being done overnight from the hours of 9pm to 4am for the next few weeks. These experts will be listening for any leaks coming from the water mains out in the roadway. This specialized task is best done in the overnight hours when water demand is at the lowest and irrigation systems are shutoff. Should you see a truck in your neighborhood that reads Leak Detection, please know that they are working for the District.
As seen in The Plainview Old – Bethpage Herald January 30 – February 5, 2019
Plainview Water District receives $373,000.00 Grant for essential infrastructure upgrades
As seen in The Plainview Old – Bethpage Herald January 23 – 29
1,4 – Dioxane Update
As seen in The Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald January 16 – 22, 2019
Plainview Water District collects Toys and Coats for charitable organizations
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald January 9 – 15, 2019
As seen in the Plainview – Old Bethpage Herald November 14 – 20, 2018
More than 200 pounds of unused drugs were properly disposed of during this event to help maintain the quality of water for our customers.
As seen in Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald November 7 – 13, 2018
Thank you to all who attended our 90th Anniversary celebration at the Plainview Library on October 3rd. It was a memorable evening as we were joined by many members of the Plainview Old Bethpage community, as well as a number of our local elected officials.
Many historical photos and documentation from the District are currently on display at the library through October 14th. The Plainview Library is located at 999 Old Country Road, Plainview.
Click on the photo below to view gallery from the October 3rd event.
As seen in Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald September 26 – October 2, 2018
As seen in Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald August 8 – 14, 2018
As seen in Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald August 1 – 7, 2018
As seen in Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald June 27 – July 3, 2018
As seen in Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald June 20 – 26, 2018
As seen in Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald May 16 – 22, 2018