The Region of Queens operates a water utility for distribution of safe and healthy water through a network of over 35km of pipes to over 1,100 households and businesses in the Liverpool and Brooklyn areas.
Source water is drawn from Town Lake in Milton and is treated at the South Queens Water Treatment Facility. Three plant operators run both the facility and the distribution system with the support of supervisors, engineers and clerks.
The Water Treatment Facility uses dissolved air floatation technology to purify the water drawn from Town Lake. Opened in April 2008, the facility can produce 1,470 US gallons per minute of potable water - exceeding treatment standards.
For the safety of our residents, and in line with regulation, frequent testing is conducted. Microbiological samples are tested at the South Shore Regional Hospital, while all chemical samples are tested at an accredited lab.