Please be aware that the NYS Department of Health has not modified the requirement for annual back flow testing of residential and commercial sprinkler systems. We have recently notified those in the Port Washington Water District service area of the need to have their systems tested. However, given the current situation with corona virus, should a resident request additional time to have this test performed, the District will allow so. Residents simply need to contact the District office at 516-767-0171.
The spread of the coronavirus represents an unprecedented situation. The Port Washington Water District has been proactive in addressing the situation and adhering to the conditions of the state of emergency for the public wellbeing.
- Your water supply is safe from COVID-19: the coronavirus is not waterborne.
Operations will continue as normal and water flow, water pressure and water services have not been interrupted by this crisis.
The office is closed to the general public until further notice.
Paying Water Bills:
Electronic payments can be made by visiting our ‘Online Bill Pay’ web page.
Check payments for water bills can be left at any time in our drop box located at the front door of our office:
38 Sandy Hollow Road
Port Washington, NY 11050
District personnel will not enter any home unless it is an absolute necessity.
It is imperative to be vigilant and obey good hygiene practices. For more information about recommended practices and tips for avoiding the coronavirus, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.
If you have questions or concerns, call us during normal business hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at (516) 767-1145.
Board of Water Commissioners
Port Washington Water District
Port Washington Water District Stays Proactive and Vigilant Against Emerging Contaminants Informs Community of Proposed Bond Needed to Fund Infrastructure
Please take notice that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday April 17, 2019 has been cancelled.
Board of Commissioners
Port Washington Water District
Paul J. Granger, P.E.
Dated: April 11, 2019
Port Washington Water District Implements Slight Rate Adjustment in 2019
Cold weather and heavy snow can certainly effect your home or business. Extreme weather conditions may lead to pipes freezing and eventually bursting. Here are a few winterizing tips that you can apply during the winter season to help avoid devastating damages:
- Identify the pipes that will be most affected or most vulnerable to freezing…inside and outside of your home or business. Pipes in unheated areas in your home or business can become problems in cold weather. Insulate all water pipes in unheated areas to prevent freezing and subsequent thawing and bursting. Foam insulation works well. This insulation can also reduce the amount of water that must be run before hot water is discharged from faucet or showers.
- If you see a leak, don’t hesitate to fix it. If you cannot fix the leak yourself, call a professional plumber to remedy the problem before it becomes a major expense.
- To further safeguard pipes, especially in uninsulated areas, open any cabinet doors under sinks, particularly those located on outside walls. This allows the warmer room air to help prevent freezing.
- Disconnect and drain all outside hoses to prevent freezing. Outdoor hoses should be stored where they will not freeze to prevent cracking. Replacing hoses can be expensive!
- Turn off the water that leads to the spigots outside your house. Drain the lines and leave the spigots open during the winter.
- Foam insulation covers are available for outside spigots. They are inexpensive and can be extremely helpful.
- Shut down and thoroughly drain all lawn irrigation systems. Check meter pit covers to assure that they are securely bolted down and intact. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, call in a professional.
- Attention snowbirds! If you are snow birding to warmer climates, or going away for a lengthy time during the winter, consider shutting off your water pump and water heater.
As many residents may already be aware from previous community meetings and communications, Port Washington Water District successfully replaced the Beacon Hill water tower in November 2018. The previous water tower reached the end of its useful life and a full tank replacement was determined to be the best and most cost-effective option for the community. The tank replacement project will safeguard the continued health, safety and sustainability of the District’s water supply and distribution system.
Water tanks designed today are more resilient, easier to maintain and better equipped to optimize water pressure during times of peak demand and fire emergencies.
The Board of Commissioners appreciates the cooperation and understanding of the community.