Over the last two weeks, the Suffolk County Water Authority has completed — or come close to completing — the installation of 10 new water main extensions in Southampton and East Hampton towns, from a 243-foot line on Washington Drive in Montauk to a 3,216-foot line on Millstone Brook Road and two adjoining streets in Southampton.
The projects will collectively add more than 8,000 feet of new water lines to the two towns, in North Sea, Water Mill, Sagaponack, Noyack, East Hampton Village, Southampton Village and Montauk.
Most of the homes in the areas are served by private wells, and water authority officials say that residents who decide to connect to the public water supply will have less worry about a power failure such as the one that followed superstorm Sandy.
After that storm, all of the Water Authority customers except those on Fire Island were able to keep using their water service.
People interested in the specific locations of the new water mains or who want to hook up to them can contact the Water Authority’s new service department at 631-218-1148.