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Is it OK to drink Long Island tap water?

Is it OK to drink Long Island tap water?

Is our water safe to drink? Absolutely! The water we deliver to our customers must meet very strict standards established by New York State, and New York State’s water quality standards are among the strictest in the United States.

Does Suffolk County water have fluoride?

No Fluoride in Suffolk County Water Authority’s Drinking Supply.

Is Suffolk County water Authority a private company?

The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York.

How Clean Is Long Island tap water?

Is Long Island polluted? Yes, Long Island’s groundwater and surface water is polluted due to many contamination sites across the island. Unfiltered tap water is filled with cancer-causing chemicals, and it is some of the most unsafe drinking water across the entire state.

Does Suffolk County have hard or soft water?

Hard water occurs in certain areas of the UK and is particularly prevalent in south east counties such as Suffolk.

Is there fluoride in Long Island tap water?

Fluoride has not been added to drinking water on Long Island for the past ten years. Fluoride occurs naturally in water in very small amounts that are usually much lower than the level artificially added in water fluoridation programs.

Who supplies water in Suffolk?

The total population served is 1.8 million. Essex and Suffolk is a ‘water only’ supplier, with sewerage services provided by Anglian Water and Thames Water within its areas of supply….Essex and Suffolk Water.

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Do any water filters remove dioxane?

Most in-home water filters, including activated carbon filters, don’t remove 1,4-dioxane effectively. Reverse osmosis filters are better, removing a significant portion of the chemical from tap water, but still fall short.

How do you get dioxane out of water?

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane separation varied in its effectiveness for removing 1,4- dioxane, using spiral- wound type membranes. RO in combination with other filtration methods yields a more effective result rather than using a solitary RO treatment.

How hard is the water in Suffolk?

Data sourced from local water authorities shows the Suffolk town has the highest levels of calcium carbonate, the key mineral component of hard water, in the country – 423 milligrams per litre – which is 44 milligrams more than the second highest place, Colchester.

Is Anglian Water sewage?

You’re responsible for your private sewers and drains, we own the public sewers and drains and the council owns the highway drains and gullies.

What is SCWA education?

SCWA Education Center Tours The Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center celebrates the Authority’s history, provides a glimpse into the future of the public water supply and, most importantly, teaches the public of the vital role they play in protecting our most precious resource – our underground drinking water supply.

How many miles of water lines does SCWA have?

SCWA has just under 6,000 miles of water main in the ground throughout our service territory. Laid out end to end, that’s enough main to stretch from Suffolk to Siberia. The Lab tests for 400 compounds, which is 251 more than required by our regulators. SCWA’s Laboratory instruments can test down to Parts Per Trillion.

How do I contact southeastern Connecticut Water Authority?

If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in a Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority Service Area please encourage them to visit the SCWA website, or text SCWA Alerts from their mobile phone and enter their information. If you do not have Internet access, please contact SCWA directly at 860-464-0232 for assistance.

How do I get SCWA alerts?

We encourage you to go to, click on the CodeRED logo, or text SCWA Alerts to 99411 from your mobile phone, and enter your contact information, including additional phone numbers, and text and email addresses, to ensure all of the data in our system is accurate and current.