Suffolk Water Authority issues water conservation alert

Suffolk County Water Authority issued a Stage 1 water alert, encouraging residents and businesses to conserve amid drought concerns.

Suffolk County Water Authority issued a Stage 1 water alert, encouraging residents and businesses to conserve amid drought concerns. (7/21/16)

OAKDALE - Residents of Suffolk County are being urged to conserve water. 

This week's high temperatures have led to a drought alert, according to officials.

The Suffolk Water Authority is asking homeowners to change their sprinkler timers to between 9 p.m. and midnight instead of in the early morning. 

Residents are also being told to keep all non-essential water use like washing a car and filling decorative waterfalls to a minimum. 

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