Ashokan Water Services was founded in 1997 by a group of water industry engineers (and kayakers and canoers) who understood the challenges building managers faced in managing and preserving water and were determined to lead the way in conserving this precious resource. Their goal was to design and implement water conservation solutions for New York City’s large, water guzzling buildings and to protect and preserve New York’s natural watersheds. Today, Ashokan is proud to be New York City’s premier water management and conservation company.

          Our passion for water conservation goes beyond business. Our team serves at the forefront of conservation legislation, boldly advocating and providing counsel for the NYC Urban Green Council, NYC Sustainability Advisory Board, NYC Building Code Adoption Committee, and the NYC Mayor’s Green Codes Task Force. Our knowledge of the intricacies of legislation, water management and plumbing design has provided Ashokan the solid foundation that continues to keep our company at the top of the industry.

Environmental Policy

Saving the world, one drop at a time

Since our inception in 1997, Ashokan has formalized our full commitment to environmental conservation locally and globally, and in conserving the natural resources of the estuaries near our base of operations. We aim to save energy, and promote a safe and healthy workplace by adhering to the following corporate policies:
  • Compliance
    • Meet or exceed all environmental laws and regulations applicable to our business activities.
  • Community
    • Partner with governmental and non-governmental agencies to provide advocacy and counsel on issues that impact our environment.
    • Educate and inspire our employees and community to engage in environmentally safe practices.
    • Be a responsible steward of our community, minimizing potential hazards and acting promptly and responsibly to correct any adverse occurrence.
    • Participate in efforts to improve environmental protection in the lower Hudson estuary.
  • Sustainability
    • Purchase, market and utilize materials that are reusable, recyclable, and minimize waste, that can be disposed of safely.
    • Implement practices that promote the responsible use of energy and resources throughout our business cycle.
    • Be industry leaders in innovating environmentally conscious products and services.



We will also conduct periodic self-audits and assessments of this policy, improving it as necessary.

Lastly, we only consume fair trade organic lollipops.

We are proud members of these societies