Farmingdale, NY - February 17th, 2016 - At a recent Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) meeting, Guest Presenter NYLD Infrastructure New York Leak Detection, Inc. Vice President and Director of Operations Mark Manzari discussed with Long Island water commissioners subsurface utility engineering, particularly within the context of leak detection and field-to-finish infrastructure data collection.
During the meeting, Mr. Manzari addressed how water districts can utilize state-of-the-art location and mapping technologies to deliver on site, real time utility location and depth information, as well as leak locations and condition assessments. Several Long Island water districts already utilize these services including Hicksville, Glenwood, Manhasset-Lakeville and Franklin Square.“Detecting leaks is the first step toward repairing them, which conserves natural resources and contains costs,” Mr. Manzari pointed out.
“Savings in terms of labor, cost and time are often realized and infrastructure integrity is preserved. Advanced location technologies such as Ground Penetrating Radar are being used to verify locations of waterlines, resulting in more accurate identification of potential or existing problems. Long Island, with thousands of miles of aging subterranean infrastructure, is a prime candidate for this technology.”
NSWCA President Raymond Averna of Massapequa Water District commented, “NSWCA’s Continuing Education Series connects expert professionals with our NSWCA Commissioners who are closest to Long Island’s water supply. We greatly appreciate Mr. Manzari’s informative presentation and firsthand perspective on such services as potential conservation tools in our efforts to enhance the protection of Long Island residents and our sole source supply of water.”
About Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association
Organized and chartered in 1981, Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of water commissioners from 21 Nassau and Suffolk County water districts.
The NSWCA is dedicated to promoting environmental excellence and best practices as well as maintaining the highest standards of water quality and supply. NSWCA sponsors regular educational meetings on topics that include the environment, security, economics, rules and regulations, among other related issues.
For further information on NSWCA, please contact NSWCA President Raymond Averna via phone, 516-650-5880, or via email.