FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2020
Town Reminds Residents to Conserve Water This Summer
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
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 throughout the summer season and all year long. There are many simple tips residents can follow to help preserve our environment by changing lawn watering habits and implementing some water recycling programs.
“While 70% of our earth is covered by water only a small amount is safe for human use. Water is essential for so many of life's daily activities. It is important that we conserve and protect our water supply,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. "Saving water can help protect wildlife, our energy consumption, and save money too!"
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 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Town is also airing a PSA talking about the importance of fixing leaky faucets, washing your car at a car wash rather than manually at home, and not overwatering your lawn during hot summer months. The commercial also encourages residents to purchase items such as showerheads and faucets that have the logo of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Watersense program, of which the Town is a partner, in order to cut water use by 20 percent.
The PSA can be viewed on NHTV on Channel 18/63 on Cablevision or Channel 46 on Verizon FIOS. It can also be accessed online at www.mynhtv.com.