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Hampton Bays Water District

Posted on: March 22, 2023

Water conservation is critical in protecting Long Island’s groundwater system


To Our Valued Customer

Water conservation is critical in protecting Long Island’s groundwater system as it is the sole source of drinking water for all of Long Island, including Hampton Bays. Conservation allows us to preserve our water supply, increase water availability for emergency situations, and reduce stress on our drinking water wells and water distribution piping. 

Dramatic increases in water usage are seen during the warm weather months (May through September). Given the significant water use associated with lawn irrigation during these months, the District has identified water-sprinkling measures as a simple and effective method to reduce system strain and promote preservation of Long Island’s precious natural resource.

This year, the Hampton Bays Water District is promoting a voluntary Odd-Even Lawn Water Program in which we hope you will participate.  All the program asks is for odd numbered addresses to irrigate on odd-numbered days, and even numbered addresses to irrigate on even-numbered days.  It is that simple, yet can be extremely effective with everyone’s participation.   We also ask to have the system start from the hours of 8:00PM to 11:00PM, and refrain from using the system in the middle of the night, when possible. This will allow the water to be available for the customers for household use for the early morning and ensure adequate fire flow.

Ricky’s Plumbing & Heating supply, located at 31A Ponquogue Ave in Hampton Bays, if offering Weather Smart Irrigation Controllers at a discounted price. Installing one of these units on your system will allow it to use Wi-Fi to connect to a weather station and allow the system to run according to the weather.  Another easy and excellent way to save our valuable resource!

This year the Hampton Bays Water District will be completing, and starting, various Capital Projects.  Currently the District is installing a redundant Water Main under the Shinnecock Canal to help supply the Eastside of our District.  This will help alleviate any pressure issues and ensure adequate fire flow.  In conjunction with this project, the Hampton Bays Water District will be starting, and completing, the water main replacement in the Rampasture Neighborhood.  This project will provide more volume of water to customers living in this area.  As we continue to update and upgrade our infrastructure, we ask our customers to reach out with any questions they may have.  We appreciate your support over the years and look forward to providing our customers with the most up to date Water District.  Thank you.

Any questions on this letter feel free to contact us at the office (631) 728-0179 

Thank you in advance for helping with this crucial endeavor,

Your neighbors at the Hampton Bays Water District

Rich McCuen, 
Hampton Bays Water District Superintendent

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