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05/11/18 12:25pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Low levels of heptachlor epoxide, once used mostly in this area by farmers as an insecticide, have been detected in a Suffolk County Department of Health Services study of water quality at the American Legion Post. (more…)

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12/29/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner recently shared information with his colleagues on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner recently shared information with his colleagues on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

For years, Islanders have been concerned about the issue of water quantity, dependent on wells and a fragile aquifer. The concern has led to action, with periods of mandatory water use restrictions. (more…)

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05/27/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee tracks well water levels provided by the United States Geological Survey.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee tracks well water levels provided by the United States Geological Survey.

Water level readings for the month of May trended down for 10 of the town’s 13 test wells, according to Ken Pysher, who interprets the numbers provided by the United States Geological Survey. (more…)