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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

You could say Darren Butler has quite the entrepreneurial disposition. The Hicksville resident not only founded a church, but invented a doorstop that does not require screwing any holes into your wall or door. The device simply clamps on to the bottom of any sized door without requiring tools.

“I never envisioned myself as being an inventor,” explained Butler. “I became one by accident and out of frustration.”

After Butler and his wife purchased their home, they wanted to decorate and maintain it.  “We have four children and at the time we wanted to minimize the damage that occurs from doors slamming into walls because as young children do; they have a tendency to aggressively open doors, and as a result the door knob created holes in our wall,” said Butler. “We purchased conventional doorstops so at the very least we could minimize that reality if not eliminate it all together.”

The Hicksville Fire Department hosted the Nassau County Parade and Drill Championships this past Saturday, an event that was entertaining for both guests and participants.

The Motorized Drill competition held in the morning had 16 participating fire departments. The drill included eight events and each racing team was judged based on how fast they completed each event. Events included the Three Man Ladder, Motor Hook and Ladder, Motor Hose, Efficiency, Motor Pump, and Buckets. The Hicksville Hicks came in fifth place and received a trophy.


Sports

Madeline Huffman, a fourth grade student at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, recently became the New York State Free Throw Champion in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition, 9 Year Old Girls Division at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Huffman’s journey to the state championship began at her home parish, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in January. The local qualifier was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Joseph F. Lamb Council #5723. Boys and girls ages 9 through 14 competed, each receiving three warm up shots and 15 free throw attempts.

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

“I meet my goals and maintain my health. I stay mindful of what is important to me and seek balance in all endeavors. With gratitude, I am fully present to this moment in time.”


Calendar

Hicksville Street Fair

July 20

Blood Drive

July 23

Our Lady Of Mercy Family Festival

July 30 - August 3



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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