The Bethpage Water District (BWD) Board of Commissioners Gary S. Bretton, William J. Ellinger and John R. Sullivan ask the community to join the district and elected officials Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00a.m. in celebrating the completion of a new well within the former Bethpage State Park boundaries. The pump station, located on South Park Drive in Old Bethpage, will provide water to Bethpage residents from a source outside the boundaries of the Northrop Grumman plume.
“The completion of this new well is part of the district’s initiative to uncover new sources outside the plume to better serve our community,” said Gary S. Bretton, Secretary of the Board of Commissioners. “We invite residents to tour the new facility and learn how the new pump station will assist us in delivering the cleanest and highest quality water possible. It is a state of the art facility and is nothing short of what our community deserves.”
The Bethpage Water District will cut a ribbon to signify the completion of the new well and will explain how the pump station will serve Bethpage residents. Members of the community will hear from elected officials and will be able to voice their questions. Additionally, Superintendent Michael Boufis will guide residents and students around the pump station to explain the district’s role in providing water on a daily basis and how the new, state-of-the-art technology is designed to provide safe, high-quality water.
The South Park Drive well is the ninth active well in the District, which provides 3 million gallons of water to approximately 33,000 residents and local businesses daily. The well site includes new chemical feed systems, interior process piping, pump station construction (including roof system and siding) and electrical work. Located on a four-acre parcel within Bethpage State Park confines, the new well is nearly two miles from the districts previous eight wells.
For more information regarding the ribbon cutting ceremony and the new well please visit bethpagewater.org or The Bethpage Water District’s Facebook Page at facebook.com/BethpageWaterDistrict.com