Former Commissioner John F. Caruso
1994 - December 2012
Design & Construction Experience
John F. Caruso had been a member of the Massapequa Water District Board of
Commissioners since 1994. He brought to the Massapequa Water District
an in-depth knowledge of the design construction industry, specializing
in water and wastewater public works projects. His knowledge of
the sole-source aquifer upon which all of our water supply is dependent
is extensive and critical to the Massapequa Water District.
Mr. Caruso served as Deputy Commissioner of Public Works for Nassau County in charge of the Wastewater and Water Supply Division. This experience emphasized the relationship between the Nassau County sewer program and the sole source of our water supply to be combined into one program, since the Nassau County sewer system is the first and most critical line of defense in protecting our groundwater. Under his guidance, Mr. Caruso redirected the Water Supply Unit's mission from data collection and well drilling into a Water Management Unit. The Unit is now responsible for: water resource planning, engineering and operation of groundwater hazardous waste cleanups, and providing for a comprehensive groundwater modeling program to predict future impacts to our water supply. During that time, Mr. Caruso spearheaded the Nassau County initiative to investigate, define and clean up hazardous contamination to our water supply including such sites as the Nassau County Multi-Surface Bus Agency facility in East Meadow, a Superfund site, and the Nassau County Fireman's Training Center in Bethpage.
Mr. Caruso has provided forensic analysis to both public and private entities regarding construction and engineering claims and has been involved in the construction management of numerous public works projects in the New York Metropolitan area. This unique experience both in the design construction industry and specific Long Island sole-source aquifer expertise, benefits the over 46,000 consumers that Massapequa Water District serves.
Mr. Caruso has resided in Massapequa since 1973. He earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the City College of New York with advanced studies at CCNY and the New School. Most recently Mr. Caruso has been teaching graduate studies at the New York University Polytech Graduate Engineering School.