Williston Park, NY USA – The Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA), one of the region’s leading water supply authorities, has awarded its prestigious 2022 Nicholas J. Bartilucci Manhattan College Scholarship to Mr. Dennis Peitler, Garden City Park resident and 2021 graduate of Mineola High School. This annual scholarship is open to entering freshmen who live within a District of the NSWCA and are enrolled full-time in any engineering degree program at Manhattan College (Riverdale, Bronx, New York). The award is based on performance excellence.

NSWCA President and Locust Valley Water District Chairperson Patricia Peterson presided over the presentation and commented, “The NSWCA Bartilucci scholarship recognizes the enormous guidance and contributions of the late industry water industry leader Nicholas J. Bartilucci, who served as Jericho Water Commissioner for over 48 years. Nick’s dedication to water supply and environmental conservation as Commissioner and as President of D&B Engineers and Architects, was invaluable in elevating consciousness about Long Island’s long-term sustainability.”

Mr. Peitler thanked President Peterson, members of the NSWCA, Garden City Park Commissioners Kenneth Borchers and Peter Chimenti who were present at the ceremony, and Mr. Raymond Averna, Massapequa Water District Commissioner and former NSWCA President who was instrumental in the Bartilucci Award selection process. Commissioner Averna added, “Nick’s vision of inspiring future generations of engineers like Dennis Peitler through education will have even greater impact on the region in future years.  We are happy to select Dennis as this year’s recipient of this commemorative award.”






“I am extremely grateful to receive this recognition and assistance as I pursue my education at Manhattan College,” said Dennis Peitler, who is currently studying electrical engineering at Manhattan College.”


About Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association:

Organized and chartered in 1981, the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of voter-elected commissioners from 21 Nassau County and Suffolk County water districts servicing over 620,000 people in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The NSWCA is dedicated to promoting environmental excellence and best practices as well as to maintaining the highest standards of water quality and supply. The NSWCA sponsors monthly educational meetings on topics that include the environment, security, economics, water treatment, rules and regulations, among other related issues. For more information, www.nswcawater.org.