Manorville homeowners demand action on contaminated water supply
Dozens of Suffolk homeowners are pleading for safe drinking water in the wake of issues caused by contaminated wellwater left over from the Grumman site in Calverton, according to those involved.
A total of 128 homes in Manorville are left with the contaminated water, a fact confirmed by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
The homeowners have been pressing elected officials to help them get hooked up to the Suffolk County Water Authority -- however it carries a hefty price tag of about $12.5 million.
The group is desperate for help in escaping the unsafe water, even placing signs demanding clean water now in front of their homes.
Some neighbors have done their own testing of their water, and say some chemicals found inside their water supply are far above acceptable amounts.
Another neighbor openly appealed to former Grumman employees, asking them to provide information about their dump sites.
Rep. Lee Zeldin is now attempting to get funds put into the federal budget to make this happen.