(The following information is provided by Glen Cove DPW.)
During last week's record-setting temperatures, Glen Cove enacted its Emergency Planning and Response Plan instituting water restrictions banning non-essential water usage citywide. The restriction was conveyed through the utilization of various city department personnel. It was in effect for 48 hours and was lifted prior to this past weekend. In the event of a future water emergency, residents will be informed through the city's public awareness efforts including written and verbal notification. On a day-to-day basis, the ban will be conveyed via this program. The water usage ban is lifted automatically if the program is not implemented the following day.
As part of this year's Capital Program, the city is currently rehabilitating the Seaman Road well site including the installation of granular activated carbon vessels---similar to household filtering systems. This system is similar to the units installed at two other water well locations at the Duck Pond Road water site. These treatment units will remove any organic chemicals in the water as well as reduce the levels of chlorine thus improving overall quality and flavor.
Glen Cove actively enforces the water conservation ordinance year-round and has developed a water conservation plan as mandated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The water department provides its customers with free water conservation kits.
This schedule in effect now for sprinkling, car washing and other outdoor water uses: Even-numbered houses and buildings permitted on even-numbered days from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to midnight. Odd-numbered houses and buildings permitted on odd numbered days at the aforementioned hours. Houses and buildings without numbers follow the even-numbered day schedule. All sprinkler systems must be equipped with a rain sensor.