CAN: Act Sustainably
Without clean water and air we will not live very long. We treat both as if they are abundant resources that are not threatened. Yet they are. The air we breath can be contaminated by pollutants and the clean water we need is a scarce resource. Conservation to preserve our precious water is necessary now and will become even more so as the earth heats as a result of global warming. We can no longer take abundant and clean water for granted. You are key to keeping our water clean and available now and for future generations.
The Village of Ardsley supports the EPA WaterSense program. This program and its associated website offer excellent information on how to conserve water. Saving water also saves you money - a win/win.
The Village of Ardsley GREEN Living and GREEN Growing series has provided Ardsley residents and businesses with water saving tips.
The Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Project promotes the use of native plants which require less water than exotic plants. Guides for plants that thrive in hot and dry conditions, including tough container conditions, can be found on the website.
Ardsley is part of two important watersheds, with half of Ardsley in each. This Westchester County resource visually shows the watersheds in Westchester. Runoff from Ardsley will either flow into the Pocantico & Saw Mill River watershed or the Bronx River watershed. Why is this important? Because every chemical, pesticide and herbicide you use outdoors will wind up in one of the two rivers that flow through Ardsley: the Saw Mill River or Sprain River. To learn how you can protect our fragile watersheds, visit Ardsley's Stormwater Project.