Plume of contamination threatens drinking water in Bethpage

BETHPAGE, Long Island (WABC) -- There's a new study trying to figure out how to get rid of a plume of contamination and make the drinking water safe for a quarter million people in the Nassau County Hamlet of Bethpage.

"They take it with ice, sometimes without ice," said Jean-Paul Zuhur, a waiter.

Serving tables at Farmingdale's Grecian Grille, Zuhur doesn't hear people talk about the water, but it's certainly on his mind.

"We have a water filter at our house and I fill it up every day, I try not to drink from the tap water if I'm not heating it up first," Zuhur said.

The fear is the Bethpage plume, full of toxins in their water supply on Long Island.