Last weekend was a record-setter for Farmingdale, as residents used more water than they ever had. The reported that approximately 3.56 million gallons of water were pumped to residents over one weekend, breaking the previous record of 3.22 million gallons.
Officials reported that the water department met the huge demand and that all residents were able to get the water they needed. As the summer season demands for water continue, so does the process of finding a solution to the water department situation.
According to village officials, Bethpage Water District, South Farmingdale Water District, and Suffolk County Water Authority have all forwarded their final proposals for consideration by the . The board will discuss the proposals at Monday's work session, but the decision process is moving step by step.
Commissioners and other officials from the three water suppliers have put their bids in to become the next provider of water for Farmingdale, offering different services with their proposals. Suffolk County's entrance into the race made it a possibility that Farmingdale would be the first village in Nassau County to outsource their water.