Conservation article spring 2021Over the past few years we’ve met the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s goal of reducing water usage by 15 percent during the peak months of May through September. We implemented a conservation plan and your continuous efforts helped achieve our collective objectives.

As you can see by the above graphic, GCPWD pumps nearly 5 times the amount of water during a typical summer day than a typical day during winter. Below are helpful reminders and conservation tips for your home and business to help us reduce water usage this season!

Lawn, Landscape and Garden Irrigation

Watering is PROHIBITED between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Remember to follow Nassau County’s irrigation ordinance:

  • Odd-numbered homes may water on odd-numbered days.
  • Even-numbered homes may water on even-numbered days.
  • Premises without numbered addresses may water on even-numbered days.

Outdoor Water Usage

  • Check all outside hoses and connections for leaks and possible winter damage.
  • Stop wasting water. Install a springloaded shutoff nozzle on each garden hose.
  • Keep your lawn length approximately 2 inches. This reduces evaporation and will require less watering.
  • Leave grass clippings on your lawn. This boosts water retention and will help your lawn grow thicker.

Indoor Water Usage

  • Check appliances for leaks. Common leaks waste 10% of the water used in many homes.
  • Replace old toilets. Toilet flushing is the top water user in the home.
  • Run your dishwashers and washing machines only when they are fully loaded.
  • Turn off your faucet when brushing your teeth, washing your hands and dishes. Why waste water?