District Urges Community to Continue to Conserve Water During Peak Consumption Months
The District reminds the community that in the heat of summer it is important to be extra mindful of water consumption and conservation. May through September are the peak months for water consumption, when outdoor usage, including recreational use, and residential and commercial lawn irrigation, place the greatest demands on the District’s infrastructure. During these warm months, especially July through early September, water usage is five times greater than water usage during the winter. The District continues to deliver an uninterrupted supply of water to consumers, yet it’s important to note that excessive use of water places great stress on the SFWD distribution system.
“We encourage our consumers to do their part to help conserve water during the peak pumping season,” stated Ralph Atoria, Chairman of the South Farmingdale Water District Board of Commissioners. “Protecting our water supply for generations to come is important for all of us.
Water conservation assists in ensuring the adequate supply, delivery and proper flow of water for everyday use, and for fire protection needs.
South Farmingdale Water District also reminds consumers to adhere to Nassau County’s sprinkling rules, which prohibits irrigation of all residential and commercial properties between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. Sprinkling is allowed during other hours provided the following rules are observed:
- Properties with odd number addresses may water on odd dates of the month.
- Properties with an even-number addresses, or no number at all may water on even days of the month.
Effective water conservation can also help reduce a consumer’s water bill. A list of tips and techniques affecting water usage and conservation methods can be found by visiting our Conservation Page.