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Department of
Public Works

Charles J. Bartha, P.E.

Commissioner

Michael J. Monaghan, P.E.

Chief Deputy Commissioner

Leslie A. Mitchel

Deputy Commissioner

Darnell Tyson, P.E.

Deputy Commissioner
Address:

 335 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980


 (631) 852-4010
FAX: (631) 852-4150
public.works@suffolkcountyny.gov

Our Mission

The Department of Public Works constructs, maintains and operates county properties and designs, constructs and maintains county roads, sewerage systems, buildings and other facilities, such as waterways, bridges, docks and marinas. In addition, the department is responsible for the operation of the Suffolk County Transit System as well as controlling mosquitoes that transmit disease and impact the enjoyment of outdoor activities.

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Events

Adult Mosquito Spray Notice for Fire Island

 

Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

The following treatments are for Vector Control:

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Time and date of the application: July 5th 2023, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Approximate location(s): Davis Park on Fire Island

Sites to be treated:  – All streets & boardwalks in the Community

Method of Treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol

Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)

 

Time and date of the application: July 6th 2023, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Approximate location(s): Point O’Woods, Fire Island Pines & Water Island on Fire Island

Sites to be treated:  – All streets & boardwalks in the Community

Method of Treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol

Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)

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For current and future notices and/or further information:

 

Although your chances of experiencing any health effects from spraying are quite low, the following common sense steps will help you reduce possible exposure to pesticides before, during or after spraying.

 

 

Steps you should take:  Children and pregnant women should take care to avoid exposure when practical.  If possible, remain inside or avoid the area whenever spraying takes place and for about 30 minutes after spraying.  Close windows and doors and close fresh-air intake vents of window air-conditioning units to circulate indoor air or, before spraying begins, turn them off.  Windows and air-conditioning vents can be reopened about 30 minutes after spraying.  If you come in direct contact with pesticide spray, protect your eyes.  If you get pesticide spray in your eyes, immediately rinse them with water.  Wash exposed skin.  Wash clothes that come in direct contact with spray separately from other laundry.  Consult your health care provider if you think you are experiencing health effects from spraying.

 

Steps you may want to take:  The materials used by Vector Control do not leave significant residues on surfaces, but exposure can be reduced even further.  Pick homegrown fruits and vegetables you expect to eat soon before spraying takes place.  Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables (in fact all produce) thoroughly with water before cooking or eating.  Bring laundry and small toys inside before spraying begins.  (Wash with detergent and water if exposed to pesticides during spraying.)  Bring pet food and water dishes inside, and cover ornamental fishponds during the spray period to avoid direct exposure.

 

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Programs and Services

Forge River Project

The Forge River Watershed Sewer Project is one of the five projects included in the Suffolk County Coastal Resiliency Initiative. The project proposes to connect parcels in the Mastic Shirley area to a new sewer collection system that will flow to a new wastewater treatment plant and also to establish the Mastic-Shirley Sewer District.

Reclaim Our Water

Through the Suffolk County’s Septic Improvement Program Suffolk County residents may be eligible for combined State and County grants to install an Innovative and Alternative Nitrogen Removal Septic System.

Sewer District No. 3 Expansion Feasibility Study

The Suffolk County Sewer District No.3 - Southwest Expansion Project (CP 8139) conducted a Feasibility Study to identify the sanitary sewage collection and treatment infrastructure needs for six communities -- Deer Park, North Babylon, West Babylon, Wyandanch, Wheatley Heights and West Islip – to be serviced by Suffolk County Sewer District #3.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901