Conserving water is cost-effective, environmentally friendly and a great way to help preserve the earth’s most precious resource. Westbury Water consumers are encouraged to adopt conservation habits for inside the home as well as outdoors.
The following are a few simple household tips that can help
Quick Water Conservation Facts
Westbury Water District Urges Community to Conserve Water
During Peak Pumping Months
Conservation and Preservation for Tomorrow Starts Today
July 28, 2022, Westbury, New York – Westbury Water District (WWD) is reminding 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 pumping, when outdoor usage, including recreational use, lawn and landscaping, as well as commercial irrigation, place the greatest demands on the District’s infrastructure. During these warm months, especially during July through August, water usage is 8 to 10 times greater than water usage during the winter. Excessive use of water places great stress on its distribution systems.
The Westbury Water District has set a goal of reducing water pumpage by 15 percent during these peak pumping months in accordance with a request from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). “We encourage our consumers to do their part to help us meet this objective,” stated William C. Olson, Chairman of the Board, Westbury Water District. “Protecting our water supply for generations to come is important for all of us and it benefits our entire community.”
“Water conservation not only assists in ensuring supply, delivery and proper flow, but also reduces environmental impacts that have reverberating effects throughout our entire ecosystem,” added Water Commissioner Rodney Caines. Westbury falls under Nassau County’s sprinkler ordinance, and observes the ‘even day, even address irrigation,’ and ‘odd day, odd address irrigation’ rules, with no irrigation of any properties allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a number of tips to help consumers conserve water at www.epa.gov/watersense/start-saving, and the Westbury Water District reminds our community that the utility is most successful when everyone participates.