SCWA issues Water Emergency in 4 Suffolk towns

SCWA issues Water Emergency in 4 Suffolk towns

Water flies from a sprinkler watering a lawn, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 10, 2022. California's water usage jumped nearly 19% in March during one of the driest months on record, state officials announced, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

East Farmingdale, NY- The Suffolk County Water Authority announced Tuesday they were asking residents in four Suffolk County towns, to limit water usage due to the recent drought. The SCWA issued a Stage One Water Emergency for the towns of Southampton, Shelter Island, Southold and East Hampton.

SCWA says under the Water Emergency residents must do the following

  • Stop using water between the hours of 12am-7am.
  • Refrain from all non-essential watering.
  • Reduce shower times and embrace other water saving measures.

Read more about the SCWA’s Stage One Water Emergency, here.

Photo: (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

By Brett Levine