During the cold weather and freezing temperatures of the winter season, it is common to encounter water main breaks throughout the community. To counter and to service water emergencies, the Port Washington Water District (PWWD) and its field crew is on-call and prepared to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
This has been an especially busy season for the Water District, but all calls have been answered promptly. According to Water Commissioner Thomas J. Murray, Jr., “The District has been hard at work servicing all emergencies.”
“We’re proud of our response time to any water emergency,” said Commissioner Murray. “We have a dedicated, well-trained staff and we’re thankful for their commitment to their job and their community.” He continued, “Our responsibility is to always keep our consumers safe and provide an uninterrupted supply of quality drinking water at all times.”
The District also commends local residents for doing their part and clearing hydrants from the massive snowdrifts and plowed snow. “While people are concerned with the roadways and shoveling out cars, we must not forget to keep local area fire hydrants clear from snow. Port Washington residents have done an excellent job this season keeping hydrants clear for the fire department in the event of an emergency.”
For more information: Contact the Port Washington Water District’s office at 38 Sandy Hollow Road, Port Washington, NY 11050, 516-767-0171, or visit www.pwwd.org