Meeting discusses proposed Malverne water facility
Brown water coming from the tap has been a source of frustration for years for some homeowners in the Village of Malverne, but a proposal for a new water treatment facility aims to address the issue.
Officials from the utility company American Water held a meeting Monday to meet with residents and discuss the proposed facility, which would seek to remove iron from the water, which is causing the brown hue.
American Water says it has installed temporary facilities to improve water quality and is planning to replace aging main pipes.
"The iron coming out of this facility will be substantially reduced because of the construction of the facility and what comes out the other side," said Christopher Buday, of American Water. "What it does in the system is something we're going to need to look at and analyze and determine if there is other changes we need to make."
Residents had the opportunity to offer their opinions on fencing and shrubs to create a barrier between the new facility and nearby homes. If approved, the plant would be in the middle of a residential neighborhood on Cornwell Avenue.
American Water needs two permits from the village for the project, which will be discussed during a meeting next Thursday.