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Hicksville Water District News

The Hicksville Water District Board of Commissioners Chairman Nicholas Brigandi reminds residents of the district’s commitment to monitoring the local water supply in Hicksville. The Hicksville Water District tests the water supply around the clock in order to provide residents with the highest quality water.

“We are obligated and committed to constantly providing our residents with the highest quality water supply at the lowest rates” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Brigandi. “The district proactively upholds a rigorous testing schedule that meets or exceeds state and federal requirements to ensure a clean, abundant water supply.”

The Hicksville Water District works around the clock—testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—to ensure that all district facilities are efficiently and effectively operating at all times and consistently providing residents with water whenever they need it. The rigorous testings chedule and the highest testing standards guarantee that our community will receive the safest water possible.

The Hicksville Water District is mandated by New York State and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and abides by the strictest standards of water quality. The district strives to keep the water quality at the highest levels to far exceed any and all regulatory standards in order to distribute the best-tasting water for their customers.

Additionally, as a point of interest, please be aware that public water suppliers such as Hicksville are required to periodically screen for contaminants of emerging concern and detections are reported to the public under the mandate of the EPA, as very progressive and transparent process supporting public health. However, bottled water companies have no such requirement and are often delayed on monitoring emerging contaminants until the FDA adopts an equivalent regulation.

Residents are encouraged to review the Hicksville Water District Drinking Water Quality Report that was distributed in May 2013 for additional information about our water quality.

For more information, please contact the Hicksville Water District at 516-931-0184 or visit www.hicksvillewater.org.

News

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Fall Drama Production

November 20-22

Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

November 24



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