Upstate Water Conservation Program
DEP developed a water demand management planning program to assist its 10 largest customers to reduce water consumption by a minimum of 5% from the baseline water usage recorded in FY 2013 and maintaining such lower water demand levels thereafter. The 10 largest wholesale customers north of New York City consume over nine percent of the water distributed by the New York City Water Supply System. Once the customers have completed their demand management plans, DEP will work with each to implement the measures identified in the plans to achieve a 5% reduction in consumption over a three year time frame. Implementing measures that would lead to a reduction of five percent in the consumption of these combined 10 customers would lead to a reduction in consumption of 5 MGD.
The Village of Ossining, NY
The Village of Ossining purchases all of its water from New York City through the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and the NYC Water Board. This high-quality surface water originates in protected watershed areas of the Croton Watershed, which covers an area of more than 300 square miles north and east west of Ossining. Water is delivered to Ossining through a three-mile section of the Old Croton Aqueduct.