Hicksville Water District Receives $3 Million Grant from New York State for Essential Infrastructure Upgrades
State Legislature Delivers on Vital Resources Necessary to Improve Water Quality
Hicksville, N.Y. (October 6, 2017)—The Hicksville Water District (HWD) recently announced that it has been selected as the recipient of a $3 million grant from New York State. The grant will help support critical drinking water infrastructure improvements throughout the district’s 7.9 square mile service area while saving significant taxpayer dollars. The grant is part of more than $2.5 billion that has been committed to fund water infrastructure projects throughout as part of New York State’s Clean Water Infrastructure Act.
“Thanks is due to Governor Cuomo, State Senator Elaine Phillips and Assemblyman Michael Montesano for their consideration and persistence in helping the Hicksville Water District receive the grant,” said William Schuckmann, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. “This grant money will support a number of programs designed to enhance our water treatment capabilities, and we look forward to the improvements we are able to make because of it.”
In April, the District and its engineers—H2M Architects and Engineers—submitted a grant application to the New York State Department of Health seeking funding for a $5.7 million project to further the water purification capabilities within the district. This submission was prompted through the discovery of an increased level of 1,4-Dioxane—an unregulated synthetic chemical—at Well 4-2. The district proactively placed the well under reserve status, where it has remained for more than a year. The awarded grant money from the state will support the Wellhead Cleaning Project on Well 4-2 as well as significant improvements to water treatment processes.
“We are excited to begin working with H2M in supporting the Wellhead Cleaning Project,” Chairman Schuckmann added. “We believe the grant support, in combination with H2M’s expertise, will help us tremendously as the district continues to find more efficient processes to provide residents the highest quality drinking water possible.”
For more information please call the Water District at 516.931.0184 or visit the Hicksville Water District’s website, www.hicksvillewater.org.