Water Storage Tank Improvements Begin
In order to continue supplying our customers with high quality water service, the Water Authority of Western Nassau County (the “Water Authority”) has instituted a maintenance and rehabilitation program for its seven water storage facilities. This periodic rehabilitation of tank interiors and exteriors improves not only the tank’s appearance but also extends the service life of the tank and prevents corrosion, thereby helping to maintain high water quality.
The Water Authority has just begun the rehabilitation of its elevated water storage Tank No. 19, located on the north side of 2nd Avenue between S. 5th Street and S. 6th Street in New Hyde Park. This project includes repairs to the tank and power washing and sandblasting to remove dirt and old coatings. After the repairs and cleaning are completed, the interior and exterior surfaces of the tank will be painted. This work is being performed by JPI Painting Inc., the Water Authority’s contractor.
Special rotary compressors will be used to minimize noise and complete containment of the tank will keep any dust or debris generated by this work within the boundaries of the work site. On weekdays, work will be performed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and no work is scheduled to be performed on weekends unless it becomes necessary due to adverse weather conditions during the week.
The paint that will be used is approved for use on water storage tanks by the New York State Department of Health. This tank has a capacity of approximately 1,265,000 gallons of water and serves the Water Authority’s customers in New Hyde Park, Bellerose and the northern portion of Floral Park. The rehabilitation and painting is expected to be complete by the beginning of August 2015.
Should you have any further questions about our activities at the site, please contact our customer service department at (516) 327-4100 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Thank you for your patience during this important improvement project.