The Manhasset-Lakeville Water
District taxes account for only
25% of our total revenue. The
average water tax in Manhasset
is about $200 per year, which
equates to less than 2% of a
typical property tax bill.
Nevertheless, the media's attack
on our Special District continues,
often filled with half truths and
misleading information. Town
law sets district election dates,
the Town Board approves our budgets, and our operations are
governed by New York State.
Unlike your Federal, State, and
County taxes, your water tax goes
directly to support your water
system operations and
improvements. Do you know
where your County, State, and
Federal tax dollars go? They become part of the general
revenue fund where politicians
and special interest groups fight
it out for a piece of the pie.
Recently the Nassau County Comptroller has stated that he,
along with the State and County District Attorneys, are following
up on the investigation into Special Districts that have placed
legal or engineering personnel on their payrolls. We, your Board of
Commissioners, want to assure you that we do not place anyone
providing professional services on our payroll as a District
Every year the Board conducts negotiations with legal and
engineering firms to determine the best contract price for the
residents of the District. Contracts between the Board of
Commissioners and the professional firms we hire to work on behalf of the District are signed yearly.
Residential consumers who have experienced a
financial hardship during the Covid-19 Pandemic are entitled to request
a payment deferral of their current water bill witout incurring any late fees or penalties.
Click here for more information.
On July 8, the Governor’s office announced that the New York State
Department of Health (NYSDOH) has proposed
new drinking water standards for the emerging contaminants
PFOA, PFOS, and 1,4-dioxane, which are polluting Long Island
groundwater from industrial chemicals that were used and disposed
here for decades.
The front office will be operating from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
We have partnered with the EPA's