What is added to my water?
The Suffolk County Water Authority treats your water with very small amounts of chlorine. Chlorine kills any germs or bacteria that might be present in the water mains as the water is delivered to you. The water as it comes from the ground is free of harmful bacteria. New York State requires chlorine to be added to the water. In addition, lime is also added to the water. The water pumped from the aquifers is slightly acidic, which can damage the pipes in your home over a long period of time. Lime makes the water less acidic, which protects the pipes in your home from corrosion.

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1. Do we have hard or soft water?
2. How does your water stack up against bottled water?
3. How many of my tax dollars go to the Water District?
4. How much does it cost to set up an account?
5. Is there a charge to have my meter removed?
6. Sometimes I get rust in my water. Why?
7. What is added to my water?
8. Where does my water come from?