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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bethpage Water District Receives State-Wide Award Water Treatment Technology

    The Bethpage Water District and its engineer-of-record, H2M architects + engineers, recently received a platinum award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and Project of the Year from the American Water Works Association New York Section (AWWANY) for its work to implement one of the first, full-scale Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) facilities in New York State. These commendations were awarded for innovative design and implementation of a water treatment system.

    “The Bethpage Water District is excited to receive this recognition from the ACEC and AWWA for our efforts to implement this innovative treatment technology at Plant 6,” said Commissioner Theresa M. Black. “Our teams worked tirelessly, over the course of years, to bring these systems from design to implementation. We are confident in using these systems, that we will be able to more effectively treat VOCs and emerging contaminants resulting from the Plume.”

    The Bethpage Water District enacted its AOP pilot system in 2014, where it has tested the filtration facility’s capability to treat elevated levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and unregulated contaminants in the Northrop Grumman Plume. The District, in conjunction with H2M architects + engineers, collaborated with state and local regulatory authorities every step of the way to ensure this facility was functional and treated groundwater to levels which meet or exceed all federal or state regulations.

    “The Bethpage Water District is dedicated to ensuring that the tumultuous effects of this plume do not reach the taps of our community,” Commissioner Black continued. “Bethpage residents can rest assured that our commitment to the safety of residents, and our ability to implement innovative treatment technology is key to our ability to stay one step ahead of the pollution.”

    For more information please call the Water District at 516.931.0093 or visit the Bethpage Water District’s website,


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