Here on Long Island, water is a critical part of our life. Our drinking water comes from ancient aquifers that lie deep underground, and our surface waters provide seafood, jobs and recreational opportunities for millions of people.
But Long Island's ground and surface waters are being contaminated with sewage, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers and other pollutants, threatening the viability of our aquifers, rivers, bays and beyond. And as we continue to grow, over-pumping threatens both the quantity and the quality of our drinking water.
This issue affects everyone on Long Island, and we all need to be part of the solution. On this website you will find a wealth of information (and opinions) about Long Island's water. We urge you to get involved with one or more of the organizations working on water issues, and to support efforts to keep our water clean and safe.
I Love Long Island is a campaign supported by a coalition of LI organizations to reduce the sale and use of high-nitrogen lawn fertilizers that are contaminating our water. To learn more about how you can help, click on the lawn sign!