As staff from the Jericho Water District enter their administrative building kicking off 2020, they will be honoring the legacy of the late Nicholas J. Bartilucci, former Jericho Water District (JWD) Commissioner of over 45 years and past president of Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association.  

Mr. Bartilucci was posthumously honored by renaming their headquarters, “The Nicholas J. Bartilucci Administration Building”.  A recent ribbon-cutting dedication was well-attended by local dignitaries, elected officials and over 60 community members including Mr. Bartilucci’s family.   Attendees included:

  • Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino
  • Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (18th Legislative District)
  • Former NY State Senator Carl Marcellino,
  • Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Vicki Walsh
  • Oyster Bay Town Clerk Richard LaMarca
  • JWD Commissioners Thomas Abbate, Pat Beckerle, James Asmus and Superintendent Peter Logan

Reverend Michael T. Maffeo, Pastor of St. Edward the Confessor Church of Syosset, NY led a congregation and opening prayer.  The new sign at the entrance to the Jericho water District pays homage to the late Mr. Bartilucci, his industry leadership, environmental stewardship and the indelible mark he left on the Jericho community.

A skilled engineer, Mr. Bartilucci’s foresight and innovation to think bigger and broader built a foundation of success for one of the largest water districts on Long Island, and for the NSWCA as well.

From the time he became Commissioner, Mr. Bartilucci made many contributions to the District including expanding  to accommodate a growing population with miles of water mains and infrastructure , while remaining compliant with New York State, federal and local regulations.

 The district provides water to nearly 60,000 people in Syosset, Woodbury, Laurel Hollow, Jericho, Muttontown, Brookville, Old Brookville and Glen Head.

Beyond the new sign, Mr. Bartilucci’s memory lives on inside the building with a beautifully etched glass trophy award in the shape of a water droplet that was presented during the building naming dedication event by Steven A. Fangmann, President of D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C., the Woodbury-based engineering firm initially founded by Mr. Bartilucci.