Water Authority of Great Neck North


The Water Authority of Great Neck North was established in 1985 as a public benefit corporation by Title 8-B, Section 1197, of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York.

In December 1989, the Water Authority purchased the assets of the Citizens Water Supply Company, which was a private for profit business enterprise. The completion of the public acquisition of Citizens Water Supply Company by the Water Authority of Great Neck North on December 28, 1989, was the culmination of many years of analysis and research by a dedicated group of local public officials.

Since its creation by the State of New York, the Water Authority has been authorized to provide potable (drinking) water to the northern areas of the Great Neck Peninsula, which encompasses the villages of Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Kensington, Kings Point, Saddle Rock, portions of Great Neck Plaza and Thomaston. and portions of the unincorporated areas of the Town of North Hempstead.

The Water Authority is a corporate governmental agency constituting a public benefit corporation. All revenues received must be used for operating expense, capital improvements and paying outstanding debts. It operates solely for the benefit of the approximately 32,400 people that rely on its product and dependable service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


The Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors of the Water Authority of Great Neck North is made up of the designated representatives from each of the seven villages and the Town of North Hempstead in the Authority's service area. The Water Authority's service area is generally that part of the Great Neck peninsula situated north of the Long Island Railroad tracks.


The offices of the Water Authority of Great Neck North are located on the westerly side of the peninsula at 50 Watermill Lane, Great Neck, New York 11021. The offices are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meetings of the Board of Directors:

 The Water Authority of Great Neck North conducts regularly scheduled Board meetings on the third Monday of every month at the Water Authority's offices. Meeting dates and times are listed on the BOD Meetings & Agendas Tab. All interested parties are urged to call (516) 487-7973, extension 212, to confirm time and date of meetings, in case of any conflicts or other scheduling problems.

Management and Operations:

The person in charge of operating the water supply system is the Superintendent of the Water Authority, Gregory C. Graziano, who may be reached by telephone at (516) 487-7973, extension 212.  He can answer any of your questions or address any of your concerns regarding the water supply.

Oversight by Nassau County:

The Nassau County Department of Health oversees the Authority's water system. The Nassau County Department of Health is located at 200 County Seat Drive, Mineola, New York 11501-4250, and representatives may be reached by telephone at (516) 227-9697.

Who are served:

There are approximately 32,400 people in the service area including private residences, commercial enterprises, municipal and other governmental institutions .

Distribution System:

The Water Authority owns and maintains over 117 miles of water mains. Water main diameters vary from 1-inch to 24-inches throughout the service area. Most of the mains are constructed of ductile or cast iron with the remaining water mains constructed of materials including wrought iron, transite, steel, copper, or PVC piping. All water services are metered by the Authority in the supply service area. In addition, the Water Authority maintains an interconnection with an adjacent water supplier.

Service Area Security


The Water Authority employs a staff, who work in the departments of maintenance, operations, meters, and office.

Ask For ID

If you are unsure about the identity of someone who claims to represent the Water Authority and asks for access to your property, call the Water Authority at (516) 487-7973 for verification. Field employees are required to wear uniforms with the Water Authority of Great Neck North logo and carry ID cards signed by the Superintendent.

Ask For Id


The drinking water supplied by the Water Authority of Great Neck North meets and/or exceeds all New York State and Federal government standards for potable water. All of the water supplied by the Water Authority comes only from water drawn from ten wells at eight sites throughout the peninsula. The water from the wells is drawn from wells constructed in both the Magothy and Lloyd aquifers deep underground. The Water Authority of Great Neck North does not obtain any water from above ground reservoirs.

An annual Drinking Water Quality Report detailing the quality of the water supply is required to be printed each year and it is distributed throughout the service area. The annual Drinking Water Quality Report will be exhibited on this website when published.

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