(SYOSSET, N.Y.) – Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (D – Woodbury) joined with community leaders and his colleagues in government in celebrating the Jericho Water District’s 100th anniversary on Wednesday, June 7. During a centennial ceremony and a barbecue sponsored by Iavarone Brothers, Legislator Lafazan presented a Nassau County Legislature Citation to Jericho Water District officials in honor of a century of community service.
Founded in 1923, the Jericho Water District provides drinking water for approximately 58,000 people over a 37 square mile service area. Water is drawn from the Magothy and Lloyd Aquifers through 25 wells – some of which are more than 700 feet deep. The district, which maintains 350 linear miles of water mains, plays a major role in public safety by providing service for 3,600 fire hydrants within its coverage area.
“For 100 years, the Jericho Water District’s employees, administration, and commissioners have tirelessly worked to ensure clean and safe drinking water on demand for all homeowners – a proud tradition that continues today,” Legislator Lafazan said. “We owe them all a debt of gratitude for their work for their hard work and look forward to 100 more incredible years of service. Congratulations to the Jericho Water District for achieving this historic milestone!”
PHOTO CAPTION – Legislator Lafazan speaks during the Jericho Water District’s 100th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, June 7.
PHOTO CREDIT – Office of Legislator Joshua Lafazan