The Suffolk County Water Authority announced Thursday that they will soon begin installing 6,520 feet of water main along Long Beach Road in Noyac to greatly improve fire protection and water distribution in the Village of North Haven.
Installation of the 16-inch ductile iron water main will begin this month, and is anticipated to take four to five weeks, said the Water Authority, which anticipates the new water main will be in service and all site restoration completed by Memorial Day.
The large-diameter water main, which will connect the existing water main on Noyac Road to the existing main on Harbor Drive, is designed to greatly improve water service to North Haven, which currently receives water from a single 12-inch water main on Route 114.
“We are always looking for ways to improve our infrastructure and distribution system,” Water Authority Chairman James F. Gaughran said, “This project will not only provide resiliency by bolstering existing infrastructure, but will improve public safety by making sure fire departments in the Sag Harbor area have sufficient water pressure to fight fires.”
The project will be funded through a 25 percent grant/75 percent no interest loan from the New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which is administered by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation under the Storm Mitigation Relief Program. Drinking Water State Revolving Funds provides resources to maintain and improve water infrastructure nationwide.