Civil Engineering Students Suffolk County Water Well Drill Site
This past fall, students from our Civil Engineering program and Ms. Kaitlin Brown, visited a new drilling site in Farmingville, NY for what will be a new well in Suffolk County. The site visit was coordinated by Mr. Colabufo from the Suffolk County Water Authority, Professor Kaitlyn Brown, Laboratory Director, and student Ranko Liang, a member of ASCE – Stony Brook Chapter. Equipped with their hard hats, the students received a tour of the grounds from Scott Strom, Hydrogelogist, Suffolk County Water Authority and Steve Colabufo, Water Resources Manager for the Suffolk County Water Authority and Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook University. Mr. Colabufo will be teaching CIV 330 Soil Mechanics for the Spring 2018 term. The students witnessed the well being drilled, examined the soil that was being removed from underground, and they discussed the overall process of how water is delivered to homes and businesses here in Suffolk County from Water Authority wells.
About The Suffolk County Water Authority: It is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority, which was founded in 1951, operates without taxing power on a not-for- profit basis. The Authority is the largest groundwater supplier in the country.