The population of New York’s metropolitan area is placing significant stress on groundwater aquifers, the primary source of the area’s water supply. As a result, saltwater intrusion into these aquifers’ freshwater reserves is a growing concern for local water authorities. As New York State is still early in deploying solutions for more advanced water management, water reuse systems present a potential opportunity to slow, if not offset, the drawdown of water supplies.
In this Research Note:
- New York water reuse develops in the absence of state-wide targets and action plans
- Aquifer drawdown points to pressing problem in Long Island, New York
- Nutrient pollution of water supplies prompts actions to address threats to water quality