HWD Honored for Its Work in Keeping Hicksville’s Water Safe
The Hicksville Water District (HWD) is proud to announce that it has been awarded with the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Community Achievement Award. This annual award, which was presented to the HWD at the Chamber’s annual Holiday Dinner on December 7, honors local individuals and organizations who make Hicksville a better place to live and work for all its residents.
“It is an honor to have been considered by the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce for this award, said HWD Chairman Nicholas Brigandi. “Everything we do at the Hicksville Water District is for the betterment of our community. We take pride in working hard to serve our residents the top-quality water they deserve, and it is gratifying to be recognized for this work by an organization as distinguished as our local Chamber of Commerce.”
The HWD launched several new projects in 2022. The District cut the ribbon on its Plant 5 treatment facility in May, which is now equipped with two Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) systems and four Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filters, all of which represent the most advanced and effective water treatment technology available. This brought the District up to eight running wells, which is more than any other water provider on Long Island. Treatment installation work is also continuing at the District’s Plant 8 site, which is expected to be up and running in 2023.
Also beginning in 2022 was a large-scale water main replacement project in parts of the HWD’s southeast portion. With water mains dating back to the 1950s, the District seeks to get ahead of any problems the current distribution system in this area might present in the future by completely overhauling its infrastructure. The HWD has already completed two of this project’s four phases, and by the time the final phase is finished, residents will be able to reap the benefits of 14,000 feet of new water main, 25 fire hydrants and 320 water services from the District’s water main to the curb shut-off valve.
“This award was granted because of all the improvements to the District, providing good, clean water to the community and making sure that everything is up-to-date with modern standards,” said Hicksville Chamber of Commerce President Charlie Razenson. “Looking upon the safety and purity of the water is paramount not only to the community as a whole, but especially to the children of the community and keeping them safe.”