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Posted on: June 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Suffolk County Water Authority Launches New Water Conservation Policies

Conservation policy - Odd.even handout

The Suffolk County Water Authority launched a new conservation web portal to provide its customers with important information on ways they can save water. The web page congregates information on the SCWA website and provides additional resources for users. It’s part of a renewed effort at SCWA to encourage its customers to reduce their water usage to protect Long Island’s precious aquifer for future generations.

In January, the SCWA board adopted a multi-phase water conservation plan and a set of new policies that bolster its conservation efforts. SCWA now requires that all customers follow an odd/even lawn watering schedule. Customers with homes or businesses with an odd numbered street address should only water their lawns on odd numbered calendar days; those with even numbered street addresses on even numbered calendar days. SCWA now also offers enhanced credits for customers who purchase water saving devices such as smart controllers which properly time automatic lawn watering and adjust based on the weather. Customers can now receive up to $250 in credits every three years.

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