Safety & Security


The Westbury Water District reminds all consumers to be mindful of anyone requesting access to their property or household. Before allowing a water representative into your home or business, consumers should request to see official photo identification. Furthermore, all water employees that are out in the field are required to wear dark blue uniforms and carry ID badges marked with both the water district’s phone number and logo. Consumers that are unsure of a person’s identity can place a phone call to verify a representative’s affiliation with the utility.

Confirmation phone calls can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (516) 333-0427.

Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.)

Many Long Island residents are unaware of the effects ordinary household products such as drain cleaners, batteries and pesticides can ultimately have on the public drinking water supply if disposed of improperly. Such materials can make their way into the ground where aquifers, Long Island’s sole source of drinking water, are situated deep beneath the earth’s surface.

In efforts to keep the area’s drinking water safe, Westbury water consumers are encouraged to participate in S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants). This town-operated program is designed to ensure that toxic household materials are properly disposed in an environmentally safe manner to protect Long Island’s drinking water supply from contamination.

Town of North Hempstead residents can drop off antifreeze, solvents, disinfectants or any other household materials at the nearest S.T.O.P. location where authorities can discard of the substances in a safe and appropriate manner. By participating in this program, consumers can help protect their families and future generations to come.

For more information on this program or for the dates and times of the nearest S.T.O.P. location, please call the Town of North Hempstead’s Recycling Hotline at (516) 767-4600 or visit