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The Massapequa Water District offers training opportunities to various community groups at our state of the art well 9 training site. This site is an active well site with a training center to see firsthand where our water comes from and how it is treated to meet drinking water standards. Programs are geared towards water conservation, the aquifer in which our water supply comes from, and general water utility operations. Programs are offered to High School Environmental / Earth Science students, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Homeowner Association groups. Please call the Business Manager to schedule a class.

Commissioner Joseph Tricarico joined Cub Scout Pack 696, Den 6 of Massapequa when they recently visited the Massapequa Water District Educational Site to learn where our water comes from.

 

The Cadets of Girl Scout Troop # 2069 work on their water project during a visit to Massapequa Water District educational site.

 


Water Conservation Tips

Don't leave water running while you brush your teeth.

Don't shower for more than 15 minutes.

When shaving, used a filled sink rather than running water.

Only fill a bathtub half way.





New Water Saver Kits and BPA-free Refillable Water Bottles Available

complimentary refillable water bottles

The Massapequa Water District is now making Water Saver Kits and refillable water bottles available to the public. Both are available at the Administration Office located at 84 Grand Avenue, Massapequa, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.





Watering Restrictions

All residents must follow Nassau County's sprinkling regulations which prohibit any type of irrigation from 10am - 4pm. Watering is permitted at all other hours under the following conditions:

Even numbered addresses and premises without numbers may be watered on EVEN numbered days.

Odd numbered addresses may water on ODD numbered days.

These rules apply 365 days a year to both automatic and timed controlled sprinkler systems and manually operated hose sprinkling.




History of the Massapequa Water District

In an effort to secure the facts surrounding the history of the Massapequa Water District, the District commissioned a local historian, Dr. Salvatore J. LaGumina, to perform this work. Dr. LaGumina performed research and committed to writing the history as obtained from local records and Board minutes that outlined the process taken to form the District.

This interesting and fact filled document can be viewed at the local Massapequa Library and at the Massapequa Water District offices located at 84 Grand Avenue in Massapequa. Why not take a moment and learn how your water district was formed and the changes that have occurred over the years to insure our consumers a safe and bountiful water supply.





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Why Use Bottled Water When You Have Massapequa Water on Tap?

The Massapequa Water District encourages its consumers to become well informed when deciding to use bottled water rather than tap water. The District adheres to stringent regulations and sampling criteria and has met and/or exceeded all of the primary drinking water standards mandated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, New York State Department of Health and the Nassau County Department of Health. It is our pleasure to provide our consumers with the safest drinking water possible.

A Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report on the quality of bottled water recently stated that bottled water is not necessarily cleaner or safer than most tap water and questions the bottled water regulatory program. The report is available at www.nrdc.org. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has also called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure public health by improving regulatory and monitoring standards for bottled water products as petitioned by the NRDC.

The NRDC study, "Bottled Water: Pure Drink or Pure Hype," found after testing more than 1,000 bottles that about one fourth of the bottled water brands (23 of 103 waters, or 22 percent) were contaminated at levels violating strict enforceable state (California) limits for the state in which they were purchased, in at least one sample. They also found that almost one fifth of the waters tested (18 of 103, or 17 percent) exceeded unenforceable sanitary guidelines for microbiological purity (heterotrophic-plate-count [HPC] bacteria guidelines, adopted in some states, the European Union (EU), and recommended by the bottled water industry) in at least one test. In all, at least one sample of one third of the waters tested (34 of 103, or 33 percent) exceeded a state enforceable standard for bacterial or chemical contamination, a non-enforceable microbiological-purity (HPC) guideline, or both.

No one should assume that just because water comes from a bottle that it is necessarily any purer or safer than most tap water. That is why the Massapequa Water District encourages its consumers to become informed and is confident that once they do, their choice will be the safe, clean water supplied by the District.


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