FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2023
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Town to Install Water Efficient Fixtures
North Hempstead, NY – In honor of Earth Month, the Town of North Hempstead unanimously voted to establish a new Town policy requiring the installation of water-efficient fixtures in all Town projects. This action aligns with North Hempstead’s Municipal Climate Action Plan, which outlines strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Council Member Peter Zuckerman who presented the resolution stated, “This measure will help to ensure that North Hempstead is conserving water and reducing its carbon footprint. We are proud to find new ways to increase our energy efficiency and reduce our water usage.”
“This policy serves as a significant step towards reducing the negative impacts of climate change,” said Council Member Veronica Lurvey. “By conserving water, we can promote a sustainable future for generations to come.”
The new policy will require all Town Projects to use WaterSense labeled products, a program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency to make it easier to find water efficient products and to serve as a resource to help save water.
In March, the Town unanimously adopted a Climate Action Plan, which included a multitude of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the changing climate within its municipal operations as well as a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. The plan was developed in collaboration with the Town’s Climate Smart Communities Task Force.
The Town Board passed additional environmental items at its April 4 meeting, including resolutions to add electric vehicle charging stations at Town facilities and the production of sustainability program on North Hempstead TV.