In Suffolk county, on average, it takes between 10 and 500 years for rainwater to become available in the aquifers which supply all of our useable fresh water. Wise water management means:
1) Using less water from the aquifers, therefore helping to maintain healthy water levels; and conserving significant amounts of energy due to less pumping.
2) Drastically reducing runoff and evapotranspirative water loss, which are the main impediments to the aquifer replenishment process.
Rainwater collection systems, rain gardens, swails, deep watering practices, automated drip irrigation systems, and knowing when and how much to irrigate are all basic water management techniques that HOGS can help you to easily implement into your daily routine.
Every human should have the idea of taking care of the environment, of nature, of water. So using too much or wasting water should have some kind of feeling or sense of concern. Some sort of responsibility and with that, a sense of discipline.
-Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama