FAQs

CONTRACTS SEWERS - BILLING SEWERS - CONSTRUCTION MISCELLANEOUS
Q: Is there a bidders list?
A: No. However, advertisements for upcoming projects can be found in the following local newspapers: Please contact Purchasing Office (631) 852-5196 for information regarding which local paper as it can change periodically.
Note: If Divisions are to include upcoming projects in their area of the website, we can direct inquiries to those pages.

Q: Where and when can we obtain plans and specifications for current projects?
A: Plans and specifications can be obtained from the Department of Public Works, Purchasing Unit in room 108, 335 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY 11980. Directions: Long Island Expressway eastbound to exit 67, make a right at the first traffic light onto Yaphank Avenue. We are located on the left side in the Rudolph Kammerer Building before the bridge. Plans and specifications are available Monday through Friday (except Holidays) between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

Q: How often am I billed for sewer service?
A: Residential property is billed quarterly for service; commercial property is billed annually.

Q: How long do I have before payment is due?
A: All amounts billed are due 60 days after the statement date shown on the front of the bill.

Q: Who do I make my check out to and where do I send it?
A: Make the check out to Suffolk County Sewer Districts, and mail to 335 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980-9608.

Q: Is there a charge if my check bounces?
A: A $20.00 service charge is assessed for each check returned to the Suffolk County Treasurer, pursuant to Suffolk County Resolution #968-1997.

Q: Can I pay my bill with a credit card?
A: Yes, you can pay your bill at the Sewer Billing Website

Q: How much am I charged if my payment is late?
A: There is a ten- percent (10%) administrative late charge applied to any amount left unpaid after the due date.

Q: What happens if I don’t pay this bill?
A: Sewer charges become liens against the property to which services have been provided pursuant to Section 266 of the County Law of New York State. Any amounts billed prior to July 31 and left unpaid as of October 1 will appear on the Town’s December 1st real property tax bill as sewer arrears.

Q: Where do I call if I have a question about my bill?
A: Call for customer service at (631) 852-4060 or (631) 852-4061.

Q: What if I have a problem with my sewer connection?
A: If you are experiencing difficulty with your sanitary system or sewer connection, please call (631) 854-4150 if you are located within the Southwest Sewer District, or (631) 852-4109 for all other sewer districts.

Q: Where do I call if I want to connect to Suffolk County sewer lines?
A: You or your plumbing contractor can call the House Connections Office at (631) 854-4187 for information or to apply for a permit. There is no fee for residential tax parcels requesting connection to County sewer lines. There is a special permit application fee for non-residential tax parcels requesting a connection.

Q: How do I apply for a job with the Suffolk County Department of Public Works?
A: Applications for non-competitive (non-tested) positions can be obtained from the Personnel Office at 335 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, New York 11980 or by calling (631) 852-4153. Entry-level, non-competitive titles within Public Works are:

Automotive Mechanic I
(requires one year of vocational education courses in either a vocational school program or in an apprentice or training program in automotive mechanics or one year of experience in minor repairs and preventive maintenance on automotive equipment)

Maintenance Mechanic I
(requires one year experience in minor maintenance and repair)

Custodial Worker I
(no minimum qualifications)

Wastewater Treatment Plant Helper
(no minimum qualifications)

Laborer
(no minimum qualifications)

Bridge Operator
(ability to read & write English)

Lock Tender
(no minimum qualifications)

Applications are kept on file for 18 months. Higher-level, non-competitive positions are filled from within the ranks through job postings in accordance with union contract.

Applications for competitive (tested) titles can be obtained from the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service at Veterans Memorial Highway, North Complex, Bldg. 158, P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, New York 11788 or by calling (516) 853-5500. There is a $25 fee for filing an application for an examination. Applications are kept on file pending scheduling of an examination. Once an exam has been scheduled, candidates are notified of the time, date, and location of the exam.

Q: How do I obtain information from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works under the Freedom of Information Law?
A: An Application for Public Access to Records for any information under the jurisdiction of the Suffolk County Department of Public Works can be obtained from the Administrative Support Unit at 335 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, New York 11980 or by calling (631) 852-4212. There is a fee of $0.25 per copy for photocopies of sheets up to a size of 9"x 14" and $0.25 per square foot for larger sizes.

Q: What is the procedure if I, or an organization I represent, wish to utilize Suffolk County property/facilities for non-County purposes?
A:

It is the policy of Suffolk County government to make County property available to citizens and non-profit organizations whenever that property is not in use by County government and when it is otherwise deemed suitable to do so. An Application for Use of Suffolk County Property for Non-County Purposes can be obtained from the Administrative Support Unit at 335 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, New York 11980 or by calling (631) 852-4212. A Certificate of Insurance evidencing Commercial General Liability Insurance with a minimum limit of Two Million Dollars per occurrence combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage with the County of Suffolk named as an additional insured must accompany all applications.

This policy does not pertain to properties housing sensitive governmental offices, surplus property under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Real Estate, property controlled by the Trustees of the Suffolk County Community College, property under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Parks nor property under the jurisdiction of the Clerk of the Legislature (legislative auditoriums).