On Monday, August 15, 2016, the Water Works joined with Subsurface Technologies, Inc. to begin a two week process of cleaning Sima Well 1, which is one of the two wells currently in use on Fishers Island.
The Fishers Island Water Works superintendent, Chad Mrowka, is proud to announce that he has already seen major progress in the cleaning of Sima Well 1.
The short video below is an example of the great progress we’ve made so far.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available, so please check back in!
The Fishers Island Water Works Corp. is asking everyone to help conserve water. Watering restrictions were put in place July 5, 2016 for irrigation and sprinkler systems.
Water restrictions include:
-Irrigation of lawns, gardens, and plantings is restricted to one day a week.
-Refilling or topping off swimming pools of any kind are prohibited.
-Please defer other exterior uses of water such as washing cars or house windows.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to call Chad Mrowka at 631-788-7422 or the main office at 631-788-7251.
Thank you for your cooperation and compliance.
Click here to view the official letter from the Fishers Island Water Works superintendent.
UPDATE: July 25, 2016
Click here for a community update on the Fishers Island water restriction.
Update: August 15, 2016
Click here for the newest community update on the Fishers Island Water Restriction.
The FCC now requires Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) in our area code (631) due to the new area code (934) overlay recently added to Suffolk County.
Fishers Island is now ten digit compliant.
What this means to you…
When calling locally, you must dial 10 digits.
When calling long distance, including the 631 area code off the Island, you must first dial (1) + area code + calling number.
Please contact our office, 631-788-7001, with any questions
Fishers Island Utility Customers:
You have asked and we have responded, we now have an online option for paying your utility bill!
The Credit/Debit Card option allows you to make a payment using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover directly on our website. In addition to online credit card payment we are also accepting online payment by check.
Simply go to www.fiuc.net Home page and click on the “pay my bill” link on the top left of the page and you will be directed to our payment page. Once on the payment page simply follow the directions and your payment will be submitted to us. You will need your account number and amount due. This information can be found on your statement. Once your payment is accepted you will receive a receipt in your email. Please be aware that a 3% charge for credit card payments or a $4.95 charge per check payment will be added to your amount due by the processing company.
Coming soon view your bill online and receive an electronic version of your bill directly to your email.
If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Wheeler at the utility office at 631-788-7251 x2002.
Chris Finan, President
Fishers Island Utility Co.
This year’s phone book is now available on line.
Hard copies will be available for pick up at the Utility Company the 3rd week in May.
This report is required to be delivered to all residents of our Water Company in compliance with Federal and State regulations with the exception of a monitoring violation that is discussed within. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. The Fishers Island Water Works Company and its employees are committed to ensuring that you and your family receive the highest quality water. Please note that the information presented in this report is based on 2014 data.
Due to the inclement weather lately on Fishers Island, the electric and water charges for January will be an estimate. February’s bill will be trued up.
Please contact the main office with any questions.
(631) 788-7251; option 5
Heather Himmelberger did a TED Talk on this issue in September 2014. As the Director of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico, Heather focuses on finding better ways to manage and pay for public water systems. Public water managers provide our communities with a resource upon which all else depends. Clean, reliable water and the infrastructure that supports it is something many in our society take for granted. Ms.Himmelberger sees upcoming water issues of quality, quantity, and infrastructure as an opportunity to invest in a sustainable water future and choose to put water first.
Scam of the Week: “Shipping Problem”
We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us. After losing ground to online competitors, brick-and-mortar retailers have struck back with incredible online deals. Wal-Mart said Thanksgiving was its second biggest day ever for online sales and Target’s online buying was up 40% over last year.
This is the time of year that people buy new smartphones, TVs and new game consoles because they are able to get killer deals and now they are dying to get their hands on these new goodies.
What you may not know is that similar to a magazine’s editorial calendar, criminal hackers have a “scam calendar” which focuses on events exactly like this. They have campaigns planned and ready to roll starting TODAY for the rest of the month.
These malware campaigns do not discriminate between the home and the office. Roughly a billion of these criminal emails are sent each day.
“Scammers are preying on people that have just made a lot of online purchases on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are several scam campaigns being sent right now.
- Be on the lookout for “Shipping Problem” emails from FedEx, UPS or the US Mail, where the email claims they tried to deliver a package from (for instance Apple Computer) but could not deliver due to an incomplete address. “Please click on the link to correct the address and you will get your package.” If you do, your computer is likely to get infected with malware. Warn everyone in the family, especially teenagers.
- Watch out for alerts via a TEXT to your smartphone that “confirm delivery” from FedEx, UPS or the US Mail, and then asks you for some personal information. Don’t enter anything.
- There is a fake refund scam going on that could come from a big retailer. It claims there was a “wrong transaction” and wants you to “click for refund” but instead, your device will be infected with malware.
Especially in these times, Think Before You Click!