New water conservation exhibit unveiled at Bay Walk Park

A new exhibit in Port Washington is aimed at teaching Long Islanders about the water they drink. 

Students unveiled the permanent exhibit called "Every Drop Counts" at Bay Walk Park.

It shows where the Island’s drinking water comes from and ways to protect it.

Kids and the group called Residents Forward put up signs and took over tables by printing educational messages on them.

Mindy Germain, executive director of Residents Forward, said they’ve been working with the students over the course of two years.
 
“And then the kids got so passionate about it, that they wanted to create an exhibit for the entire community,” said Germain.

Long Island's drinking water comes from directly beneath the ground, so organizers say it's vital that residents don't over-fertilize and pollute, since contaminants ultimately make their way to the drinking water supply.