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Hampton Bays Water District

Posted on: April 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Water conservation is critical in protecting Long Island’s groundwater system

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To our Valued Customer

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 is promoting a voluntary Odd-Even Lawn Water Program in which we hope you will participate.  All the program asks is for odd numbered addresses to irrigate on odd-numbered days, and even numbered addresses to irrigate on even-numbered days.  It is that simple, yet can be extremely effective with everyone’s participation.   We also ask to start the systems from the hours of 9:00PM to 11:00PM, and refrain from using the system in the middle of the night. This will allow the water to be available for the customers for household use for the early morning. 

Ricky’s Plumbing & Heating supply, located at 31A Ponquogue Ave in Hampton Bays, if offering Weather Smart Irrigation Controllers at a discounted price.  Two options available are the Orbit 8 Station unit for $121.25 and the Rachio 8 Station for $199.50.  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.  Another easy and excellent way to save our valuable resource!

Please join us in our conservation efforts and feel free to contact us with your questions. We thank you in advance for assisting with this crucial endeavor.

Hampton Bays Water District

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