In an effort to be proactive, the Bethpage Water District (BWD) Board of Commissioners, Chairman William J. Ellinger, Treasurer John R. Sullivan and Secretary Gary S. Bretton are proud to announce construction is complete on a new 2 million gallon ground storage tank on Plainview Road in Bethpage, NY. The tank furthers the long term strategy of the District to pursue new locations and sources outside the boundaries of the plume and provides for a redundant source for firefighting reserve should existing facilities become unavailable.
“We want to make certain we are always prepared with an ample water supply to ensure the safety of our residents in the event of a fire emergency,” said BWD Chairman William J. Ellinger. “The tank will further allow us to serve the community high quality water for the lowest possible cost.”
The new storage tank is expected to improve water pressure from its location on Plainview Road, next to Charles Campagne Elementary School. The water stored in this tank will not require costly treatment systems and is part of the district’s efforts to provide water unaffected by the Northrop Grumman plume and contaminants residing in the groundwater.
Construction is now complete on the tank and the district will enter the next phase of completion. Residents can find updates on when the tank will be fully functional on the district’s Facebook site facebook.com/BethpageWaterDistrict, or Twitter at @BethpageW.
For more information regarding district happenings please log on to bethpagewater.org or dial 516-931-0093.
Photo 1: Construction is complete on a new 2 million gallon ground storage tank on Plainview Road in Bethpage, NY. The tank will provide additional fire protection from a source outside the boundaries of the Northrop Grumman plume.