FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2014
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Town Reminds Residents to Conserve Water This Summer
Watering lawns on odd/even days goes a long way to help save water
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board would like to remind residents to conserve water and protect our sole source aquifers during the upcoming summer season. There are many simple tips residents can follow to help preserve our environment by changing lawn watering habits and implementing some water recycling programs.
“It is important to preserve our natural environment, conserve and protect our water supply and give thoughtful consideration to what we are putting on our lawns” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “It is simple and easy to have a beautiful lawn, while preserving water at the same time.”
Under Nassau County regulations, throughout the entire year, residents’ outdoor water usage is restricted to odd number days for odd number houses and even numbered days for even numbered houses. Additionally, outdoor water usage is not permitted between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Recycle the Rain Program:
North Hempstead’s Recycle the Rain program allows residents to take advantage of purchasing a 50-gallon rain barrel at a discounted rate of $50. Rain barrels capture and save rain water to help homeowners reducing their water bills. With a rain barrel, residents can save as much as 1,800 gallons of storm water in a single summer season!
Organic Lawn Care:
Organic lawn care allows you to maintain your lawn without the use of toxic chemicals. Chemicals that are often used on lawns can lead to pollutants in the water, damage to wildlife and their ecosystems, and can contribute to harmful effects on people.
For further information on water preservation programs and lawn care please call 311.
Supervisor Bosworth with a Rain Barrel and Composter.