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Friday, March 27, 2015

New Well Provides Water Outside Plume

New High Quality Water Supply Will Save Residents Money on Treatment Costs

The Bethpage Water District (BWD) Board of Commissioners Chairman William J. Ellinger, John R. Sullivan and Gary S. Bretton announce the completion of a brand new well within the former Bethpage State Park property. The well, located on South Park Drive, is part of BWD’s effort to access water beyond the plume to provide the highest quality of water to residents without the extra cost for advanced purification like that of other existing sources. 

“We are continually investigating new ways to efficiently deliver the best quality of water possible to our community,” said Bethpage Water District Chairman William J. Ellinger. “This brand new well provides nearly 3 million gallons of water per day to our 33,000 residents, from a brand new source.” The South Park Drive well is the ninth well in the District, furthering the reliability of the system. The well includes new chemical feed systems, interior process piping, pump station construction (including roof system and siding) and electrical work.  On a 4-acre parcel of land in Bethpage State Park, it is the District's first pump station to utilize green technology with the installation of solar panels on the roof. 

“The District is utilizing the most advanced technologies to best serve our community and their water needs,” said Bethpage Water District Commissioner John R. Sullivan. “We are excited to utilize the highest industrial features available to efficiently deliver the highest quality of water without any additional costs to our customers.”The Bethpage Water District worked with New York State to determine a location that would allow the District to deliver high quality water without costly purification requirements. The new well is projected to save residents money by eliminating treatment expenses. “You can not put a price tag on the safety of our community. As Bethpage residents, we aim to protect our families and our neighbors whenever we make decisions regarding our water,” said Bethpage Water District Commissioner Gary S. Bretton. “This new well is an example of our commitment to delivering the safest water supply to our neighbors for the lowest possible cost.”

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