Nassau, NY — The Nassau County Department of Construction is currently working to install and operate a large new water main installation in the town of Suffolk.
The work is expected to take about five months.
The county has received a $9.8 million federal grant to install a new watermain in Suffolk for a total of more than $12 million.
The project was completed in 2017 and the county had originally planned to finish it in 2019, but that timetable was pushed back until 2020.
“We are excited to be able to continue to operate our wastewater treatment plants in Suffolk County for years to come,” said Nassau Mayor Mike Noguchi.
“This new water system will help ensure our residents get safe and clean drinking water while we work to address our long-standing water issues.”
The watermain was installed as part of a $3.6 million project to provide water to two homes in Suffolk that have been vacant for years.
The county has also started construction on a water main project for a new residential subdivision in Suffolk.
Work on the new water line will begin in mid-October.
A press release from the county says the new construction will bring more than 10,000 customers in Suffolk water, to an estimated 2.5 million, by mid-November.