Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman announced this week that the Suffolk County Water Authority has agreed to provide free well testing in its service area to Suffolk County residents using private wells who want to make sure their water supply has not been compromised by Hurricane Sandy.
SCWA Chairman, James F. Gaughran said the program will be extended for one month, from November 20 through December 20, to allow Suffolk homeowners in communities that suffered extensive storm damage sufficient time to take care of their other priorities. In addition, the time period will be extended indefinitely for anyone who has not returned to their homes by December 20. Tests would be conducted to make sure that private wells have not been contaminated by bacteria, fuels or chlorides via saltwater intrusion during the storm.
Suffolk residents interested in having their water tested free call (631) 698-9500. Once water samples have been taken, results will be available as soon as possible.