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Some rainwater seeps into aquifers, and is stored for thousands of years.
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Upper Glacial Aquifer
Major source of drinking water.
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Where majority of Long Island’s water is drawn.
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Deepest, oldest and cleanest layer. Made of a quartzrich sand and gravel in a clay-like mix. It may take several hundred years for water to travel from surface to this layer. Thickness of Lloyd ranges from zero in northern shore to more than 500 feet in south central Suffolk.
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SOURCE: “HYDROGEOLOGY OF THE LLOYD AQUIFER ON LONG ISLAND, NEWYORK: A BRIEF SUMMARY OF USGS INVESTIGATIONS,” DECEMBER 2006