October 17, 2017


When it comes to building pump stations and laying new sewer and force mains around existing active utilities, in a busy industrial park where many businesses require 24-hour access, you need serious “know how.” That’s why Posillico Civil was the perfect contractor to handle the Hauppauge Industrial Park project for Suffolk County DPW (project #CP 8126-5). The $23 million project calls for the construction of two new pump stations and control buildings (with backup generators) along with 5.2 miles of gravity sewer main and installation of 106 manholes. An additional 156 house connections are also being installed for future tie-in to the sewer system. And finally, 4.4 miles of forced main will be needed to carry waste from the new pump stations to the existing sewer treatment plant. LICA member H2M was the design and engineering group on the project.

With the pump stations more than halfway complete, Posillico crews, under the watchful eye of Posillico Sr. Project Manager John Sottnik and Project Superintendent Vincent Saulino, have now begun working day and night (literally) moving manholes and laying pipe in the streets surrounding the industrial park, including those directly in front of LICA headquarters! To avoid relocating existing utilities and maintain required offsets between sewer and water lines, Posillico redesigned many of the pipe runs, and manhole locations were moved to eliminate excess disruptions of the pipe or to accommodate gas utility crossings. Despite these modifications, Posillico and their subcontractors always proceed cautiously when working around active utilities including direct buried electric feeders and uncharted drainage lines. Other LICA members spotted working on the project include: Bove Industries, Darr Contracting, Island Concrete, Island Pavement Cutting, HTC Landscaping, John Martinez Trucking and Ponderosa Fence.

Work for this two-part project for Pump Stations No. 1 & 2 and Collection System for Zones II and III began in March of 2016 and is expected to be complete sometime in mid-2018. Click here to see more photos of Posillico Civil at work. For more information about Posillico, visit their website here.

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