Suffolk Water Authority: Supply safe, except Fire Island

With the exception of those on Fire Island, residents who get their water from the Suffolk Water Authority are advised that the water is safe to drink, the water authority said Wednesday in a release.

“There have been various media reports and statements from public officials noting that water supplies in certain areas may not be safe to drink, but it’s important for people to understand that those reports refer to private water supplies,” said James F. Gaughran, water authority chairman.

The exception is on Fire Island, where power was shut off Sunday.

For more information customers can call 631-698-9500.

Likewise, customers of the Water Authority of Western Nassau County are advised their water is safe to drink, but are asked to limit water use as, with the authority relying on emergency generators, the supply is diminished.

Service appointments for Wednesday are canceled, and the water authority’s office remains closed. Once telephone service is restored, customers can call the emergency answering service at 516-327-4100.

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