Annual Water Quality Report 2017

A Message from the Mayor

Dear Hempstead Village Resident:

On behalf of the Village's Water Department, I am pleased to provide you with a copy of our 
provided each year to give you important information about the quality of drinking water in the Village of 
Hempstead, pursuant to state and federal regulations.

Water is one of our most precious natural commodities, and our drinking water supply is both safe and reliable. In fact, Long Island has one of the safest and most tightly regulated public water supply systems in the entire country.

We must do everything possible to ensure that both the quality and quantity of our drinking water is protected now and
in the future. To achieve these objectives, the Village continues to implement projects that improved the safety,
reliability and cost effectiveness of the water system including leak detection; well screen cleaning, piping, pump and
valve replacements and security improvements. The Village worked diligently to obtain past grants and we will continue
efforts to secure additional funding sources to protect our water quality and reduce the cost burden on our residents.

Water quality in many areas of Nassau County have been impacted with contaminants that require treatment systems
for removal. Implementation of the required planning, regulatory approval and construction steps for these systems
typically requires up to two years to complete. Two of our wells have had unexpected detections of contaminants and
may not be available for use during the Summer 2018 peak pumping season. We ask in advance for your help to
conserve water and to voluntarily reduce water use.

Improvements to the water system are now progressing from the planning stage toward construction. The
improvements include a new air stripping VOC removal system for Laurel Avenue and new wells at Kennedy Park.

This report provides all the information required under both state and federal regulations, together with additional
information that you may find useful. Included is information relative to the current status of the Water Quantity, Water
Quality, & Water Conservation Program of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead. A summary of the 2017 laboratory
testing results from the distribution system and a review of water conservation measures available to the Village's
consumers are also provided. Laboratory testing data for each well has been placed in the Hempstead Public Library
and may also be obtained at Village Hall, 99 Nichols Court, Hempstead, New York during regular business hours
(8:30 - 4:15 Monday - Friday).

In the meantime, should you have any additional questions, please contact my office at 489-3400. Thank you for
your continued interest in our community and our most precious natural resource.


Don Ryan