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Port Washington Water District: Water Is Safe To Drink

No boil water advisories have been issued.

Port Washington Water District: Water Is Safe To Drink

The Port Washington Water District issued the following statement Thursday.

The Port Washington Water District Board of Commissioners would like to assure its consumers that the District experienced no interruptions in its water supply as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Most importantly, the District's water supply is safe to drink and no boil water advisories have been issued.

"Due to diligent preparations, our staff did a tremendous job ensuring
that our consumers would have clean and safe water to drink during and
after the massive storm that hit our region," said Port Washington Water
District Commissioner David Brackett.  "Several steps have been taken to
ensure that our distribution system will continue to be vigorously

During the storm, the Port Washington Water District had additional
personnel on site around the clock to handle any potential emergencies
that might have occurred to assure residents that they would see little if
any effect to their water service.

Although power outages impacted several plants and facilities, a series of
emergency backup generators kept the District water supply pumping on a
normal schedule.  As a result, there were no reports of water loss.  A
portion of the pump stations were switched to generator power since the
beginning of the storm.

For more information, contact Italo Vacchio, Superintendent at (516)
767-0171, or visit PWWDís website at: [  http://www.pwwd.org ] www.pwwd.org.

Port Washington Water District is located at 38 Sandy Hollow Road, Port
Washington, NY 11050.  Phone: (516) 767-0171.

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