The Long Island Water Conference
The motto “Dedicated to a Pure and Plentiful Water Supply” tells the story of the Long Island Water Conference. The group was founded in the spring of 1951, when Long Island began to feel the full impact of the post World War II population explosion. Its avowed aim and purpose is to provide and maintain an adequate and safe water supply. And, equally important to anticipate the water concerns of future generations by providing imaginative and sound programs.
On Long Island, the prime source of water supply is the vast groundwater aquifer. More than 1,000 wells serve the area’s community water supply systems, tapping one of the nation’s most critical sole-source aquifers. Three major water-bearing segments provide 375 million gallons of water a day.