Water Conservation Committee

Membership

Member Term Expires
Robin L. Simmen March 31, 2019
Jerry Martocchia March 31, 2021
Glynis Berry  March 31, 2019
Chris Wedge  March 31, 2021
Councilman Bob Ghosio, Town Board Liaison  

Win a Smart Irrigation Controller and Help Protect Our Aquifer

The Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection gave the Water Conservation Committee of the Town of Southold Smart Irrigation Controllers, valued at $230, to be distributed free of charge to home owners. Installation is the responsibility of the recipient. The first ones will be given to homes using public water, but people using onsite wells and other user types are also encouraged to apply so that the Committee can judge interest for an expansion of the program. These controllers, which can connect to your smartphone, have a significant impact on water consumption by reducing wasteful watering by using your home’s wi-fi to connect to local weather stations. They offer options and flexibility on how water is applied. A recent recipient found that he reduced his water use by 82%.  

Mission

 The mission of the Town of Southold Water Conservation Committee is to advise the Town about how to protect, conserve, and restore our groundwater and freshwater resources, and the marine waters and estuaries surrounding Southold. Through data collection, research, and education, this committee promotes the sustainability of Southold’s water resources by:

  • Monitoring available data on water quality and quantity in the Town of Southold
  • Collecting best practices for sustainable water use and protection
  • Helping the Town create community outreach materials and demonstration sites to educate residents, businesses, landscapers, and agricultural groups about these best practices
  • Collaborating with conservation organizations for maximum effectiveness in public education
  • Working with Southold Town schools and camps to adopt water awareness education as part of their science curriculums
  • Suggesting action items regarding water conservation to the Town Board
 Water Conservation Committee