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Composite Elevated Storage Tank Construction Underway


November 30, 2018

We are pleased to inform the residents and business owners within the West Hempstead Water District (WHWD) that work has begun on our new, state-of-the-art water tower at our Birch Street facility, and the construction is on schedule. The foundation has been poured, and the cylindrical pedestal will be rising more

Rehabilitation of Well No. 5 – Progress in Motion


October 26, 2018

During the past few months, a well drilling contractor has been deepening Well No. 5. The existing well was only 200 feet deep, and the new well will be drilled to a depth of approximately 600 feet. Based on various hydraulic studies, this added depth will help meet the demands more

Responding to the Call…Maintaining the Water System 24/7


October 22, 2018

As we brace for the winter ahead, freezing temperatures combined with snowstorms can have a profound effect on the District in maintaining our water system. In early 2018, the District responded to twice as many water main and service line breaks than the average year. No matter the time of more

Valve Exercising Machine

September 26, 2018

Exercising is Good for You…and the District’s Valves! The ability to turn a water main valve off when a repair is necessary is critical in all repair work. The District’s infrastructure in some areas is over 90 years old, and servicing the valves that shut down the water main is more

New Caustic Tank at Seventh Street


September 22, 2018

The 4,000–gallon caustic tank located at our Seventh Street facility will reach the end of its useful life in 2019. This tank has served the District for the last 30 years and must be removed according to the rules and regulations of the Nassau County Department of Health. Caustic soda more