WHAT WE DO

In November of 2021, the State of New York created the South Nassau Water Authority, a public entity with the purpose of seeking better drinking water service and lower costs for the residents of the Town of Hempstead that are currently provided service by Liberty Utilities, a private company. The water authority board is currently composed of John Reinhardt, Ella Stevens, Robert Gizzi, John Conroy, and Mark Plumer.

Liberty Utilities, which supplies water to roughly 113,000 Town of Hempstead residents, recently sought a cumulative 34.2 percent rate hike across Nassau County.

Liberty filed a notice with the state Public Service Commission for the rate increase, which would impact three districts that Liberty serves on Long Island: Lynbrook, Merrick and Sea Cliff.

Numerous elected officials have expressed outrage over the proposed rate increase,  stating that Liberty water ratepayers deserve better.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Public Service Commission Resources

Get Involved

If you would like to participate in or follow Liberty’s most recent effort to raise their water rates to customers in the Town of Hempstead:

Get Help

If you would like to file a complaint regarding Liberty for service, water safety, billing or other issues:

EVENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

June 24 – Meeting Announcement

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH NASSAU WATER AUTHORITY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING ON MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2024 AT 7:00 PM AT A LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED, TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL MUNICIPALIZATION OF THE LIBERTY UTILITIES HEMPSTEAD SERVICE AREA. RESIDENTS CURRENTLY...

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May 20 – Meeting Announcement

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH NASSAU WATER AUTHORITY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING ON MONDAY, MAY 20, 2024 AT 6:00 PM AT THE LYNBROOK PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATED AT 56 ELDER STREET, LYNBROOK, NEW YORK TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL MUNICIPALIZATION OF THE LIBERTY UTILITIES...

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RESOURCES

2024 Meeting Agendas
Date/Time Meeting Name Location Attachment
05-20-2024 Board Meeting May 20, 2024 Lynbrook Public Library 05-20-24 SNWA Meeting Agenda (PDF)
2023 Meeting Agendas
Date/Time Meeting Name Location Attachment
7-11-2023 Board Meeting July 11, 2023 Lynbrook Public Library 07-11-23 SNWA Meeting Agenda (PDF)
10-30-2023 Board Meeting October 30, 2023 Lynbrook Public Library 10-30-23 SNWA Meeting Agenda (PDF)
2023 Meeting Minutes
Date/Time Meeting Name Location Attachment
7-11-2023 Board Meeting July 11, 2023 Lynbrook Public Library 7-11-23 Final Approved Minutes (PDF)

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