Why should we conserve water? Local officials to explain Tuesday

09/12/2016 2:00 PM |


Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and North Fork Legislator Al Krupski and a representative from the Suffolk County Water Authority will take part in a forum Tuesday night to talk about the importance of water conservation.

“The conservation of the underground aquifer system that provides 100 percent of our drinking water is not only a top environmental priority, but a financial and quality of life one as well,” the town wrote in a flyer about the meeting.

The East End remains in a “moderate drought” as of Thursday, according to the latest data from the National Drought Mitigation Center.

In July, the state Department of Environmental Conservation issued the state’s first drought watch in 14 years and encouraged residents to cut back on water usage.

Tuesday’s meeting, called “It’s Your Water Supply. Use It Wisely,” will be held at Southold Town Hall on Main Road in Southold at 7 p.m.