Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association


About Us

2019 NSWCA Board

  • President:                            Michael F. Rich III, Oyster Bay Water District;
  • First Vice President:          William Schuckmann, Hicksville Water District;
  • Second Vice President:     Kenneth P. Wenthen Jr., West Hempstead Water District;
  • Secretary:                            Amanda Field, Plainview Water District;
  • Treasurer:                            Lawrence F. Zaino Jr., Carle Place Water District

Left to right: William Schuckmann;  Kenneth P. Wenthen Jr;  Michael F. Rich III;  Amanda Field; Lawrence F. Zaino Jr.


The Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) was founded in 1981 to promote environmental excellence and maintain the highest standards of water quality, supply and distribution supply on behalf of Long Island consumers.

The Association represents twenty-one Special Districts administered by locally elected water commissioners. Local governments are responsive to residents’ concerns, knowledgeable about problems and resources and fully accountable to constituents. Every dollar collected by our members goes into the operation of the water district.

The NSWCA provides information crucial to water district management and operational effectiveness. We support education and training, provide legal advice and information on industry-wide litigation legislative advocacy as well as public relations support.

We also collaborate with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to monitor groundwater conditions, improve the understanding of groundwater movement and the effects of the quantity and quality of that groundwater.

We utilize our expertise to foster high-quality, sustainable, community-level water supply projects. We also promote innovative solutions that enable communities to take a leading role in solving their water supply problems

Three main strategic objectives emanate from this mission:

  1. Resource sustainability that ensures the protection and efficient management of Long Island’s natural aquifer groundwater supply.
  2. Economic sustainability that calls for a sound financial strategy to support system operating and capital needs while maintaining affordable water rates.
  3. Organizational sustainability through a well-structured, efficient organization with the necessary skills and tools to provide exceptional value to all customers and communities that we represent.

Past Presidents

Vincent Abbatiello 2018 (Westbury)

Andrew N. Bader 2017 (Plainview)

Raymond J. Averna 2016 (Massapequa)

Thomas P. Hand 2015 (Massapequa)

Howard Abbondondelo 2014 (Albertson)

Gary Brosnan 2013 (South Farmingdale)

Robert McEvoy 2012 (Oyster Bay)

Timothy Stellato 2011 (Carle Place)

Ralph Pugliese  2010 (Franklin Square)

John Sullivan  2009 (Bethpage)

Jeffrey Losquadro 2008 (Albertson)

Karl M. Schweitzer 2007 (Hicksville)

Irene Parrino 2006 (Albertson)

John Hirt  2005 (South Farmingdale)

Pasquale Eliseo 2004 (Locust Valley)

Kevin Langberg 2002–2003 (Plainview)

Jack Russo  2000-2002 (Roslyn)

Frank Flood 1999-2000 (Massapequa)

Samuel Panciroli 1998 (Plainview)

Robert Richmond 1997 (South Huntington)

David Brackett 1996 (Port Washington)

Gerard McCormack 1995 (South Farmingdale)

Donald Rosen 1994 (Plainview)

Larry DellaVecchia 1993 (Massapequa)

Gerard Donlon 1992 (Bethpage)

William Connery 1991 (South Huntington)

Harry T. Holmes  1990 (Greenlawn)

Arthur Thompson 1989 (Albertson)

Betty Forquer 1988 (Port Washington)

Donald Lammers 1987 (Greenlawn)

Nicholas Bartilucci 1986 (Jericho)

John Edwards 1985 (Plainview)

Brian Jennings  1984 (Manhasset/Lakeville)

John LaSalle 1983 (Garden City Park)

George Kopp 1982 (South Huntington)

Francis DuFrane 1981 (Greenlawn)

Honorary Members

Requirement for Honorary Membership is 9 years of service as a Water Commissioner.

Commissioner Vincent Abbatiello

Westbury Water District

Commissioner William (Bill) Ellinger
Bethpage Water District

Commissioner Francis Bladykas
Oyster Bay Water District

Commissioner John Caruso
Massapequa Water District

Commissioner Gilbert Cusick
Hicksville Water District

Commissioner Leonard J. Falco
Franklin Square Water District

Frank J. Flood Jr.
Massapequa Water District

Commissioner Salvatore Greco
Bethpage Water District

Bonnie-Lynne Gould
Manhasset-Lakeville Water District

Commissioner Vincent Guadagno
Massapequa Water District

Richard A. Humann
Hicksville Water District

Commissioner Brian Jennings
Manhasset-Lakeville Water District

Commissioner Thomas J. Murray
Port Washington Water District

Commissioner Joseph M. Passariello
Carle Place Water District

Commissioner A. Jack Russo
Roslyn Water District

James E. Sharkey
Manhasset-Lakeville Water District