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Water conservation is critical in protecting Long Island’s groundwater system as it is the sole source of drinking water for all of Long Island, including Hampton Bays. Conservation allows us to preserve our water supply, increase water availability for emergency situations, and reduce stress on our drinking water wells and water distribution piping.
Dramatic increases in water usage are seen during the warm weather months (May through September). Given the significant water use associated with lawn irrigation during these months, the District has identified water-sprinkling measures as a simple and effective method to reduce system strain and promote preservation of Long Island’s precious natural resource.
This year, the Hampton Bays Water District has instituted an Odd-Even Lawn Water Program in which we hope you will participate. The program asks is for odd numbered addresses to irrigate on odd-numbered days, and even numbered addresses to irrigate on even-numbered days. This can be extremely effective with everyone’s participation. We also ask to have the system start from the hours of 9:00PM to 11:00PM. Please refrain from using the system in the middle of the night. This will allow the water to be available for customer household use for the early morning.
Ricky’s Plumbing & Heating supply, located at 31A Ponquogue Ave in Hampton Bays, they offer Weather Smart Irrigation Controllers at a discounted price. Installing one of these units on your system will allow it to use Wi-Fi to connect to a weather station and allow the system to run according to the weather. This is another easy and excellent way to save our valuable resource!
This year some customers might have experienced dirty or discolored water for a short period of time. This was due to the fact of residual iron that was in the water mains. Iron does not pose any health effects for those with underlying conditions dealing with iron, and is only an aesthetic issue. The residual iron can be easily flushed out of your line by turning the cold water on in your tub for about 15-20 minutes. If the water does not run clear by then or returns discolored after that period, please call the office and a Maintenance Mechanic will respond expeditiously to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and want to reassure our customers that the Hampton Bays Water is 100% safe and adequate to drink.
Any questions on this letter feel free to contact us at 631-728-0179.
Thank you for assisting us with this crucial endeavor.