During this time of extreme heat, the South Farmingdale Water District urges all of its residents to conserve water whenever possible. Though Long Island is not suffering from a drought, below are some helpful hints for residents to take into consideration during the dog days of summer:
- Use water only when it’s necessary and turn it off when finished.
- Hosing down driveways and sidewalks is prohibited. Use a broom instead.
- Limit time spent on watering the lawn. The average lawn requires 1-2 inches of water per week.
- Repair any leaky faucets in the home.
- Run dishwasher and washing machine only when they are fully loaded.
“During the summer months, it’s important for residents (and businesses) to try to conserve water as much as possible,” said Ralph Atoria, Commissioner, South Farmingdale Water District. “We’re not necessarily asking people to change their lifestyle, but be more conscious about water consumption. When our customers do their part to conserve water, it helps in our effort to keep our water rates down to a minimal cost.”
Reminder: According to Nassau County code, lawn watering may be done only on even days if your street address is an even number, and only on odd days if your address is an odd number. Also, county code prohibits you from watering your lawn between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.