The Suffolk County Water Authority has unveiled a new, electronic version of its annual drinking water quality report.
The annual report provides county residents with charts, maps and information about the quality of their drinking water. With the new system, residents can access the entire 38-page report online and click on the pages that focus on their specific communities.
The new system replaces an older, paper-based report that was mailed to residents at a cost of more than $84,000 annually, according to the SCWA.
“It just seemed a waste,” said SCWA Chairman James F. Gaughran, adding that the printed report “wasn’t very readable.”
He added that it contained “so much information you couldn’t even figure out what was going on in your neighborhood.”
The new system will also “save a considerable amount of money every year that we can put toward other key initiatives,” said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeff Szabo in a prepared statement.
Mr. Gaughran noted that, to date, about 40 residents have requested hard copies of the report, which are still available upon request.
The drinking water quality report is available at www.scwa.com/dwqr. For more information or to receive a paper report, call (631) 698-9500.