SUEZ Westchester water company advised Village of Rye Brook officials that effective immediately the water emergency restrictions have been lifted and are no longer in effect. These restrictions have been in place since September 2016 due to a severe drought which impacted water supplies coming from Connecticut. SUEZ customers in Rye Brook, Rye City and Port Chester receive water from SUEZ which purchases most of its water supplies from the Aquarion Water Company in Connecticut.
As a result of this lifting of outdoor water restrictions, residents can now resume outdoor water usage including the use of irrigation systems, sprinklers and soaker hoses. However, SUEZ also reminds residents that with the hottest months of the year still ahead, everyone is still urged to practice smart lawn watering techniques which require the use of less water.
Smart Lawn Watering Tips from SUEZ Westchester:
- Set your lawn mower blade to at least three inches. Taller grass hold moisture better than a closely cropped lawn.
- Encourage deeper, healthier root growth through longer but less frequent watering.
- Don’t over fertilize because that increases the need for water. Use the proper fertilizer and follow manufacturer’s instructions. Visit www.dec.ny.gov for more information.
- Use smart irrigation controllers which use local weather data to tailor watering schedules to real-time conditions.