LIWC: Water providers spent $150M on treatment facilities, $750M more in pipeline
Collectively, Long Island water providers have spent more than $150 million to design and construct state-of-the-art treatment facilities, with another $350 million to be spent in the next 12 months and an additional $350 million to be spent within the next five years, according to the Long Island Water Conference.
The announcement comes in anticipation of the state Health Department’s finalization of regulations establishing maximum contaminant levels for emerging contaminants 1,4-dioxane, PFOA and PFOS.
According to a news release from the LIWC:
“Once the treatment systems are constructed, the Health Department requires comprehensive rounds of sampling as well as a meticulous review of the system’s overall function to assure quality and reliability.”
- 20 treatment systems have been completed islandwide, with only two granted permission to operate.
- 18 treatment facilities are currently going through the stringent approval process.
- More than 50 additional wells currently in the design and construction phase.