The Suffolk County Water Authority is currently experiencing unprecedented demand for water . This incredible demand is primarily due long periods of excessive heat and residents’ lawn irrigation systems operating during the overnight hours.
The Authority is asking customers to help by immediately changing the settings on sprinklers so that they follow an odd/even schedule, and to adjust watering times so that sprinklers do not operate during the 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. hours.
waters their lawn at the same time in the early morning, it stresses the Suffolk County Water Authority wells and storage tanks. New wells and pumps must be built just to satisfy
this peak demand period, which equates to millions of dollars in costs to our
ratepayers. These added costs can be easily avoided if we all work together to
change our watering habits and shave that peak.
With the community’s help we will preserve our precious resource and ensure that there is plenty of water to address emergencies and so that there is an ample water supply for everyone.
On Long Island,
our aquifer is our only source of clean, safe drinking water. When people take
this resource for granted, it hurts all of us.
People can also participate in the SCWA Water Wise programs. Customers can receive up to $50 off their SCWA
bill just for purchasing a water-saving device. Eligible water-saving devices
include low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, rain sensors for irrigation
systems, smart irrigation controllers and smart valves.
SCWA also offers Water Wise
Checkups—one-on-one consultations between customers and our water use experts.
Our experts identify excess water usage in and around your home and provide you
with a road map for potential savings on your water bill. A link to
instructions on how to participate in both of these programs is included below.https://www.scwa.com/water-customers/customer-service/water-wise/