Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection
Protect our Island’s Water, Take the Water Wise Pledge
Join in pledging to protect and conserve Long Island’s drinking water

I pledge to conserve water.
I understand that Long Island’s water is a valuable resource and I commit to preserve our water by making small changes in my daily life to reduce my water use. Conserving water can be rewarding and cost effective, and small changes can make a huge difference. Here are 12 things I can do to help save water:

· Check for and repair dripping faucets and leaking toilets
  throughout the home.
· Inspect my landscape irrigation system regularly for leaks and
  malfunctioning equipment.
· Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth.
· Operate the washing machine with full loads only.
· Install a low flow or trickle valve shower head. (Some water  
  districts offer these for free).
· Turn the sprinkler off when it’s raining.
· Water my lawn and gardens in the early morning or late evening
  to avoid unnecessary evaporation or wind drift.
· Mulch my landscape and leave grass clippings on my lawn to help
  retain moisture.
· Use a timer to turn sprinklers off and avoid overwatering.
· Use a broom (not a hose) to clean driveways and sidewalks.
· Plant a rain garden using native vegetation and drought tolerant
  grasses.
· Get a rain barrel and use captured rain water for car washing,
  lawn watering, etc.


Become Water Wise so you can protect our Environment and Conserve
Water. Make the Water Wise Pledge Today!