District Water Rates:
- First 9,000 gallons: $28.00
- Over 9,000 gallons: $2.80 per additional 1,000 gallons
The drinking water source for our customers is well water, and iron is a naturally present mineral in the aquifers we utilize. The US EPA does not consider the levels of iron in your water to be a health concern, but it can occasionally cause discoloration. We flush our water mains annually to remove the iron sediment that settles during the course of the year. If your cold water is discolored, it could be due to:
- Fire hydrant usage
- Water main repairs or other unexpected system disruptions
Both conditions are temporary. When discoloration happens, simply wait a little while for the sediment to settle in the water mains. Then run your cold water for a few minutes until it clears. If the situation persists, contact us at (516) 354-0780.
- Underground sprinklers require an approved backflow device installed on the home’s main service line.
- Lawn Sprinkling is permitted on odd and even Days. No lawn watering is permitted between the hours of 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
- Residences or other establishments with even numbered addresses may water on even-numbered days of the month before 10:00 AM and after 4:00 PM.
- Residences or other establishments with odd numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered days of the month before 10:00 AM and after 4:00 PM.
Long Island’s underground water system has more than enough water for present demands. However, we must look to protect our grandchildren and great grandchildren to ensure they have a safe and abundant supply of water.
Besides sprinkler regulations, there are numerous ways we can suggest conserving water.
- Turn the water off when brushing your teeth and washing your face
- Water savers in your toilet tanks
- Water restrictors for faucets and shower heads
- Rain sensors for sprinkler systems
- Smart sprinkler systems that connects to your local weather station
- Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full
- Check your toilets regularly for leaks
Water consumption will save you money on your quarterly bill but can also save the District money which in turn saves the taxpayers money. The more water we pump the more chemicals that need to be used and the higher our energy bill becomes.