Another summer has come and gone, but the bills for high water use during
this past drought continue. As the hot weather stayed with
us this year, increased pumpage due to irrigation strained our capacity to
produce. Pumpage rates topped out at over 20,000 gallons per minute during our
A typical sprinkler head uses in the neighborhood of four gallons per minute.
A typical homeowner who sprinkles for thirty minutes uses 120 gallons per head
every time the system is used. A typical system with twenty heads would use 2400
gallons each time it is used. If this system were programmed for every other
day, a homeowner could easily use 144,000 gallons during a billing cycle for
sprinkling alone! If the system were used for an hour, a whopping 288,000
gallons would be used!
As drought conditions continue, homeowners allow their sprinklers to stay on
for longer and longer periods of time. The resulting water use is quite large
with the resulting higher block rate dramatically increasing the amount billed.
We urge all consumers to closely monitor their sprinkler usage. Reading the
meter before and after a typical use will give you an idea of how much water
your particular system uses.
Manhasset Lakeville Water District
The Water and Fire District welcomes their newly elected
Commissioner Steve Flynn
BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS
Mark S. Sauvigne, Chairman
Brian J. Morris, Treasurer
Steve Flynn, Secretary
Paul J. Schrader, P.E.
Water Facilities Watch Program “If You See Something, Say Something”
We ask that any residents living nearby the Manhasset-Lakeville Water District’s water facilities help protect our water supply
An important way you can help us is by immediately contacting us or the police if you see any trespassing, vandalism or other
dangerous or suspicious acts at one or more of our facilities or properties near your home.
By helping us prevent damage or disruptions to our water system we can ensure that you and the rest of our community are provided with uninterrupted, safe and adequate water service for household use and fire protection.
Therefore, “If You See Something, Say Something” by calling 24/7 the:
Manhasset-Lakeville Water District at 516-446-4413
Nassau County Police Department at 516-573-6300 or 911
DEC ORDERS LOCKHEED MARTIN TO IMMEDIATELY CONDUCT EXPANDED
INVESTIGATION AND EXPEDITED CLEANUP OF UNISYS SITE FOLLOWING RADIUM
Recent Results from DEC Oversight Revealed
Detections of Radium in Soil on Company Property
DEC and DOH
Find Contamination Poses No Threat to Drinking Water or the Public
DEC Will Identify Long Island Industrial Facilities with
Potential for Past Radioactive Material Use and Waste
Information on the unregulated contaminant Dioxane can be found
L.I. Water Conference Assures High Water Quality
The Long Island Water Conference assures residents that
there has been no lead contamination in their water supply for
over 30 years. All Long Island water providers exhaustively test
and treat for lead content. To ensure the water supply is not
contaminated with lead, all Long Island water suppliers comply
with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA)
Lead and Copper Rule and treat the water by raising the pH to
help prevent the leaching of lead from household pipes and