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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

Aerial Mosquito Larvae Treatment Notification

Due to the recent extreme rain events and moon tides, many wetlands in Suffolk County are now flooded and breeding mosquitoes great numbers. The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae. Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, vector control will treat the marshes on the next suitable day.

Time and date of the application: August 2 - 4 from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Method of application: Low altitude helicopter, granular application

Name of Pesticide: VectoPrime FG [Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) and Altosid (Methoprene)] EPA# 73049-501

Approximate location(s): Marshes that will be treated are marked “Yes” Marshes marked as “Pending” will be rechecked Wednesday and may be added, as required:

Town of Babylon Treat? Town of Brookhaven (cont.) Treat?
Sore Thumb   Fireplace Neck Yes
Oak Beach Yes Wertheim NWR Pending
West Gilgo Yes Manor of St. George  
Gilgo Yes Smith Point Yes
Cedar Beach Yes Johns Neck Creek Yes
Cedar Beach Golf Course Yes Mastic Beach Yes
Oak Island Yes Moriches - Crystal Brook Yes
Ox/Helicopter Island   Town of Southampton  
Gilgo Island   Stokes Poges Yes
Town of Islip   Jagger Lane Yes
Robert Moses CG Station Pending Aqacuck Point Yes
Clam Pond Yes Moneybogue Bay Yes
Captree   Westhampton Dunes Yes
Gardiner Park Yes Dune Rd (Overton) Pending
Admiralty/Isbrandtsen Yes Meadow Lane Yes
Scully Yes North Haven  
Seatuck NWR Pending Iron Point Yes
Islip Preserve Yes North Sea Yes
Quintuck Creek Yes Town of East Hampton  
Heckscher State Park Yes Cedar Pt Co Park Yes
Timber Point   Napeague Yes
Idle Hour Yes Beach Hampton Yes
Pepperidge Hall Yes Accabonac Harbor Pending
Ludlows Creek Yes Town of East Hampton  
West Oak Recreation Yes Indian Island Yes
West Sayville GC   Overlook - Aquebogue  
Namkee Creek   Crescent Duck Farm Yes
Town of Brookhaven   Aquebogue Farm Yes
Sayville YC Pending Millar Farm Yes
Stillman Creek Yes Union Ave Yes
Grove Ave Yes Pier Avenue Yes
Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River) Yes Town of Southold  
Roe Ave. (Mud Creek) Yes New Suffolk Yes
Abets Creek Yes Great Hog Neck Yes
Hedges Creek Yes Kerwin Blvd. Yes
Lyman Marsh Yes Pipes Neck Creek Yes
Bellport Bay Yes Pipes Cove Yes
Beaverdam Creek Yes Orient Beach St Park  

The products used by Vector Control are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and are applied in accordance with the required state and federal permits.

No precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas. Human exposure from this operation is unlikely and the products involved have no significant human toxicity.

For current and future notices and/or further information:

 

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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