Bethpage Water District Blog

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

District Invites Community to Tour Plant


The Bethpage Water District Board of Commissioners William J. Ellinger, Gary S. Bretton and John R. Sullivan invite Bethpage residents to tour a state-of-the-art treatment facility with members of District staff. Students are invited to learn about the process that begins when water is extracted from the ground and ends when safely delivered to local homes and businesses.

“Educating residents, specifically students, about what the District does to provide clean, high quality water is one of our highest priorities,” said Commissioner Ellinger. “The community will have the unique opportunity to learn about specific treatment processes and day-to-day facility operations essential to providing this vital resource to our neighbors.”

Educational tours at the Bethpage Water District facilities offer youth groups and members of the community an exclusive opportunity to see how the latest water purification technology contributes to protecting the water supply. District experts aim to promote water conservation and knowledge that inspires community involvement.

“The tours provide a rare opportunity to gain background on an international conversation concerning one of our most precious resources,” said Commissioner Sullivan. “The District hopes to provide an experience for science education and interest among the young people of our community.”

“We hope to inspire community activism through these tours,” said Commissioner Bretton. “We encourage our neighbors to learn more and get involved in the District’s conservation and educational efforts like these to protect the future of our water supply.”

To set up a summer tour at the Bethpage Water District or for more information, please visit, or The Bethpage Water District’s Facebook Page at

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