September 14, 2016 04:46 PM

Suffolk County Water Authority Chairman James F. Gaughran, Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Szabo and Director of Strategic Initiatives Tyrand Fuller joined Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Suffolk Legislator Al Krupski at a meeting at Southold Town Hall last night to discuss the importance of water conservation on the East End, and to let North Fork residents know exactly how they can help.

Fuller, pictured, explains to residents how lawn watering during peak demand hours (generally between midnight and 6 a.m. during the spring and summer) can put a tremendous burden on the water system and make it necessary to build additional costly water infrastructure projects to meet demand. To help, residents were urged to consider adopting an odd/even watering schedule, set automatic watering systems  to activate between 9 p.m. and midnight and purchase water saving household devices.

The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York.  Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.

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