Bethpage Water District Blog

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Unfiltered. Unfettered. Bethpage Sets the Record Straight.

Welcome to the first post of the Water Bulletin, the official blog of the Bethpage Water District Board of Commissioners. We have created this blog because we want a space to speak directly to you, the residents of Bethpage, about all the important things regarding your water—without filters, boundaries or misconceptions.

There is no shortage of misinformation being spread by the Grumman Corporation, the United States Navy and other stakeholders within our community about the progress being made to address the Northrop Grumman Plume. Our efforts to provide high-quality water supply to Bethpage residents are ongoing, and we have been forthright in sharing our collective vision for moving Bethpage forward with our constituents. We look forward to utilizing this blog as a source of pertinent, up-to-date information with the goal of keeping residents informed of the truths of this toxic plume.

The articles in this blog will give Bethpage residents an inside look at our latest efforts to move Bethpage past the Grumman era permanently and fix the collateral damage from their longtime presence in our community. The Bethpage Water District works every day, on behalf of our constituents, to hold these polluters accountable for the heavy financial burden that has been placed on Bethpage taxpayers for decades.

For more than 40 years, the Bethpage Water District has been forced to take numerous, unprecedented steps to mitigate the spread of the Northrop Grumman Plume. In the decades of work involved with ensuring a stable supply of water for our more than 30,000 residents, the District has been forced to invest millions of taxpayer dollars in combatting the high concentrations of the regulated and unregulated contaminants present in our groundwater. All of this is due to Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy’s disregard for the sanctity of our community.  

Residents should rest assured that District personnel have worked tirelessly to find creative, long-term solutions to the issues we face to ensure that these harmful contaminants never reach the faucets and showerheads in your home.

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