Friday, 23 July 2010 00:00
The South Farmingdale Water District is reminding all residents to adhere to the Nassau County Sprinkler Ordinance during this summer. This ordinance is in effect year-round, however since lawn and garden watering is more popular during the warmer months, it’s important for all consumers to do their part and help conserve water.
Even-numbered addresses can water on even-numbered days and odd-numbered addresses can water on odd-numbered days. Watering your lawn or garden is strictly prohibited between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., year round, since the sun is at its peak during this time, evaporation of the water is more likely.
Since outdoor usage of water can account for up to 70 percent of your water consumption in one billing period, it is important to conserve water when you can. For instance, in gardens make small irrigation ditches to avoid water run-off. Additionally, inspecting underground sprinklers (irrigation systems), pools and spas for leaks can help avoid costly water waste.
The SFWD commissioners issued a statement saying, “Being a mindful consumer will help avoid water waste and keep your monthly bill to a minimum.”