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 we've got a problem. Our 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.
Fortunately, individuals and organizations all across Long Island are working hard to conserve and protect our water and our quality of life. But they need your help to succeed.
We urge you to Jump In! Join a local group in your community working on water issues, and get involved! Together, we can protect our unique drinking water supply and preserve our amazing and abundant surface waters for future generations.