The Bethpage Water District routinely takes the necessary steps needed to prepare for any emergency, regardless of the situation. In light of the increasing concern surrounding the Coronavirus, the District reassures residents that there is no risk to the public water supply. Water flow will not be interrupted as a result of the ongoing situation.
“The water supply in Bethpage is completely unaffected by the Coronavirus as it is an airborne illness and our ability to supply water to our residents will not be impacted regardless of its spread,” says Bethpage Water District Chairman John R. Sullivan. “The foremost concern for the District is the health and safety of our residents as well as our employees. Contingency plans are also being solidified so the District can remain functional should our staff be adversely affected by the virus.”
The District has been proactively educating its staff on the prevention and spread of the Coronavirus and other related illnesses. In addition, the District has implemented a policy which prohibits employees from entering residents’ homes unless it is an emergency situation. While the District took the necessary preparations to ensure its employees have access to cleaning and other disinfectant supplies, they have also reached out to the Nassau County Health Department and Office of Emergency Management to ensure staff have the supplies necessary should long-term precautions be necessary.
As an additional, temporary precaution, the District has temporarily closed its office to the public. Payments can be dropped off at the District’s headquarter through the mail slot at the door. To the extent possible, the District’s asks that residents refrain from paying in cash and to leave a contact phone number with their payment so they can confirm that it was received.
Residents interested in learning more about Coronavirus prevention and preparation are encouraged to reach out to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and/or the Nassau County Health Department. For all water-related questions related or unrelated to this ongoing situation, residents are encouraged to contact the District at 516-931-0093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.