Congressman Tom Suozzi (Photo by Michael Malaszczyk)

Williston Park Receives Over $1 Million For Water Facility Upgrades

By Michael Malaszczyk

Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) announced significant funding for Williston Park as part of a broader effort to address local infrastructure needs. The village has been allocated $1,105,800 to enhance the Well 4 Facility, focusing on critical utility and equipment infrastructure upgrades to address emerging contaminants in its drinking water.

Currently, the Well 4 Facility lacks treatment for the two recent emerging contaminants, perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The planned improvements will include the installation of a new granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment facility to combat these contaminants. Additionally, the project will see upgrades to electrical and fuel systems, controls, pump motors, and miscellaneous building improvements, ensuring the well’s infrastructure can handle the new treatment processes effectively.

In addition to the allocation for Williston Park, other areas within New York’s Third Congressional District will benefit from this round of funding. Projects include new equipment for the Glen Cove Police Department, shoreline stabilization in Baxter Estates, and several water treatment initiatives across the district. These projects collectively represent more than $15 million set aside in the 2025 spending bills, marking a significant investment in the region’s infrastructure and environmental health.

“Today we are seeing the first good news in Congress’s bipartisan funding process: more than $15 million has been set aside to come back to New York’s Third Congressional District,” Suozzi said. “Today’s announcement is the first step in what will be a long process and I will continue fighting to bring more of our tax dollars back home.”

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