SUFFOLK COUNTY: The Suffolk County Water Authority will provide free well testing in its service area to Suffolk County residents using private wells who want to ensure that their water supply was not compromised by Superstorm Sandy. SCWA Chairman James F. Gaughran said the program would run through December 20, though the time period will be extended indefinitely for anyone who has not returned to their homes by December 20. Tests will be conducted to make sure that private wells have not been contaminated by bacteria, fuels or chlorides via saltwater intrusion during the storm.
“Though it’s a costly process, we feel it’s important that we do everything we can to make sure that all Suffolk residents, not just our customers, have a safe and reliable water supply,” Gaughran said.
Suffolk residents interested in having their water tested for free should call 631-698-9500. Once water samples have been taken, results will be available as soon as possible.