Faced with a number of large new development projects coming to Riverhead in the near future, the Riverhead Water District is seeking approximately $5.5 million in upgrades to its system, according to district superintendent Mark Conklin, who discussed the request with the Town Board last Thursday.
In addition to its rich agricultural history, downtown riverfront and array of vineyards, Riverhead Town is distinctive for its shallow supply of fresh water, which floats in “bubbles” underground, just above a layer of seawater.
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Please allow me to take a moment to comment on two recent items of concern to Riverhead residents. READ
The Riverhead Water District will need about $10 million to cover the cost of four projects it says are needed, in part due to high water usage from people and businesses watering their lawns with sprinklers and irrigation systems. READ
Riverhead Town’s 2013 move to increase the rents its charges to cellular companies that lease space on town water towers has now resulted in yet another federal lawsuit against the Riverhead Water District claiming breach of contract. READ
After months of below average rainfall and strong sunshine, the North Fork is facing one of its worst droughts in recent years. And various segments of the community, from water authorities to farmers, are feeling the heat.
Riverhead Water District will begin flushing water mains Sunday, April 19, and will continue doing so through Sunday, May 10. (more…)
A Google Maps street view pic of Plant 16. (Credit: Google Maps)
The Riverhead Town Water District will spend more than $500,000 on a system to remove the contaminant perchlorate from a well in Calverton.