Water is sprayed on shrubs in Water Mill. The spread...

Water is sprayed on shrubs in Water Mill. The spread of automatic in-ground systems accounts for the dramatic increase in water usage, according to Dennis Kelleher of H2M water resources engineers. (Sept. 11, 2013) Credit: Randee Daddona

Maybe fines should be imposed for the people who waste water by hosing down sidewalks at their homes or businesses ["Why LI uses so much water," News, Sept. 26]. Whatever happened to using a broom? Besides saving water, sweeping is good exercise.

Philip Campanella, Roslyn
 

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