Two water projects connecting 19 households in the Cutchogue-New Suffolk area to the Suffolk County Water Authority system is in the books.
The projects, totaling just under $400,000, consisted of one main extension in each hamlet, initially connecting 17 new customers in Cutchogue and a pair in New Suffolk.
The Cutchogue project, which cost about $330,000, ran 1,260 feet down Main Road between Moores Lane and Cases Lane. In New Suffolk, 565 feet of pipe was laid on Grathwohl Road. That cost about $65,000.
“We’re looking forward to serving new customers on the North Fork and bringing them safe and constantly tested drinking water,” said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeff Szabo.
Addition to the SCWA system means the customers will no longer need to maintain a well pump, though they will be subject to SCWA prices. The water authority serves about 1.2 million people.