Water Main Break On Middle Neck Rd.


Following several water main breaks on Middle Neck Road and Appletree Lane in the Old Village, the Water Authority of Great Neck North is replacing the equipment. Gregory Graziano, superintendent of the Water Authority, said that this main broke on Aug. 8 and again on Tuesday, Aug. 19, both during the night; this water main also broke another time during the past few years.
A concerned resident notified the Record. Although water service was not disrupted to homes in the area, “Jonathan” wanted the neighborhood to be on alert. He also worried that there would be further damage to the roads.
Graziano explained that this troublesome water main is quite old, as it was put in place years ago by the water company then in charge, Citizens Water Supply Company. Although some work has already begun on this water main, the major replacement project is due to go out to bid soon. Work was already underway and a change order was recently added for this additional work. The main project, replacing all the piping, is expected to start in early Fall. Completion will depend, in part, on weather co conditions. according to Graziano.
The Water Authority of Great Neck North was established in 1985 as a public authority and in December 1989, the Water Authority purchased the assets of the Citizens Water Supply Company. The acquisition was completed on Dec. 28, 1989, with local public officials serving on the board.
Since its creation by the State of New York, the Water Authority has been authorized to provide potable (drinking) water to the northern areas of the Great Neck peninsula, which encompasses the villages of Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Kensington, Kings Point, Saddle Rock, portions of Great Neck Plaza and Thomaston, and portions of the unincorporated areas of the Town of North Hempstead.

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