SOURCE: Business Review USA

Business Review USA

April 02, 2012 13:17 ET

Water Authority of Western Nassau County Transitions for the Better From Private to Public, in Business Review USA

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - In a report in Business Review USA, the WAWNC's unique transformation from a private to public entity leads to great success in water utility management.

The Water Authority of Western Nassau County (WAWNC) is an interesting story of how the municipalization of New York's largest water utility became a viable alternative to privatization. Previously under the Jamaica Water Supply Company (JWS) since 1887, financial instability and weak management eventually came under public control -- a trend that usually plays out the other way around.

Although the quality of water is high and plentiful, sourced from three underground aquifers in Long Island, the WAWNC knows the importance of making its customers more aware of its full value.

"In terms of the availability of water, we could stop today and even without rainfall, there would probably be enough water to serve this community for the next 100 years," says Tierney. "But that doesn't mean you shouldn't have to conserve, and that's the message we try to get out."

When most people turn on the faucet at any given moment throughout the day, little, if any, thought is given to the incredible effort it took to get it there. For the people of New York, however, awareness of the environmental and economic implications of managing that water is growing.

After the WAWNC started implementing a penalty system for violating conservation rules about five years ago, residents have responded well to limiting water usage during times of peak demand. Thus far, the people seem to be getting the message.

Running a thin and tight business has also allowed the WAWNC to succeed expectations as a private operation gone public -- in a tough economy nonetheless.

Read the article here: http://www.businessreviewusa.com/magazines/10523

About the Water Authority of Western Nassau County

The Water Authority of Western Nassau County is a self-supporting, public benefit corporation operating by virtue of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. The Water Authority has more than 28,000 customers, serving a population of approximately 120,000 in the towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead on Long Island in New York.

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