Water Conservation forum this Wednesday

I attended this seminar two years ago, and it completely changed my thinking about water use. Hint: if you think you know how much water a leaky toilet wastes, think again!

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Water Conservation: Quench Your Thirst for Information
What better way to jumpstart a sustainable summer than to learn about water conservation! Join us in our upcoming forum where we will discuss how to use water efficiently and focus on water conservation technology readily available for both residential and commercial use. Our speaker will provide a combination of practical points for homeowners and specification information for design professionals from a regional and global perspective.

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 6:30-8:00 pm

Where: Church Street School for Music & Art
74 Warren Street, Manhattan
1,2,3,A,C trains to Chambers Street; R,W trains to City Hall

Speaker:
Warren C. Liebold, Director, Technical Services/Conservation, Bureau of Customer Services, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

One Response to “ Water Conservation forum this Wednesday ”

  1. Does everyone else get that slick little brochure from the DEP every year in the mail telling us how our water money got spent? Apparently the Feds require the DEP to do this. Well, I actually read mine this year and it was really informative. NYC DEP spending tons of our money upstate to mitigate run off from local municipalities and farms that contaminate our water supply. They’ve set up separate non-profit agencies just to spend the money, each charged with a specific task, like funding municipalities to upgrade their sewage treatment facilities, or training farmers how to prevent cow manure from draining into the local creek.

    The neatest thing I recall is a proposal to pump excess water from the NYC reservoirs (we’ve had above average water levels in recent years) into the aquifers under Long Island. These aquifers have been depleted from years of over-pumping. If NYC ever starts to run dry then, of course, we can pump the water back out again. With this approch, we can store excess water without building additional reservoirs, using the aquifers that nature provided.

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