A recent report from the Atlanta-based Weather Channel suggested that the public water in Nassau County was unsafe to drink due to salt water intrusion because of the recent storm. These reports pertain to two isolated areas and not the County as a whole. Contrary to this report, all member Districts of the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association had been delivering plentiful, potable, and safe water for its consumers, during and after the storm. The Commissioners from each of these Districts are happy to report that there have been no interruptions in water supply as a result of Hurricane Sandy and no boil water advisories were necessary.
“Due to diligent preparations, each District did a tremendous job ensuring that the public would have clean and safe water to drink during and after the massive storm that hit our region,” said Robert McEvoy, President of the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association. “Emergency planning and protocols are always in place to ensure that our distribution systems are fully operational, and many crews worked around the clock to make certain that our drinking water is safe for our communities.”
Although power outages impacted several plants and facilities, a series of emergency backup generators and diesel-powered pumps kept District water supplies pumping on a normal schedule. As a result, there were no reports of water loss. A portion of the pump stations were switched to generator power or diesel-powered pumps since the beginning of the storm.
For further information about this erroneous report, pleased contact the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association President: Mr. Robert McEvoy: 516-322-3168, or email: email@example.com
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