Did you know? Long Island's drinking water is
regarded as one of the best in the nation.
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.
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.