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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bethpage Goes Above and Beyond To Ensure Community Safety

Bethpage Water District Exceeds State and Federal Testing Standards By over 1,000 Tests to Date

Bethpage Water District (BWD) has taken water quality testing to the next level in order to continue to ensure the health and safety of its neighbors and residents. Since January 2014, Bethpage Water District has completed over 1,000 additional tests than the amount required by the Nassau County Department of Health.

“Protecting the well being of our residents is our number one priority,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman William J. Ellinger. “We make sure that we exceed all regulations regarding water quality in order to supply our community with water that is safe and surpasses the highest standards in the nation.”

 In addition to testing more frequently, the Bethpage Water District tests its water supply using parts per trillion as its point of reference as opposed to parts per billion, which is required by the Nassau County Department of Health – a significantly more extensive and thorough testing process. The district enforces this procedure using the most advanced analytical technology available to ensure greater water quality.

“A part per trillion is equivalent to one drop in 20 Olympic sized swimming pools,” said Commissioner Gary Bretton. “In an effort to exceed all regulations and ensure the safety of our community, we are taking water analytics to the next level and testing using parts per trillion.”

“Each year we make the effort to increase testing so we can guarantee the water we are supplying is of the greatest quality possible,” said Commissioner John Sullivan. “As Bethpage residents, we are always looking for new ways to improve our water supply and protect our neighbors.”

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