04/21/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Irrigation Committee Consultant John Benvegna.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Irrigation Committee Consultant John Benvegna. Ken Pysher is concerned Mr. Benvegna’s studies are only looking at the short term when it comes to the Island’s drinking water.

For all the studies past and current of Shelter Island’s aquifer, Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher fears that everyone is overlooking something — what happens in the long-term to the quality of the water under our feet.

And when you start looking into the future of anything, long-term becomes today in a hurry. (more…)

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04/17/14 11:10am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher warned his colleagues that more attention needs to be paid to climate change if the Island is to have a sufficient amount of potable water in the future.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher warned his colleagues that more attention needs to be paid to climate change if the Island is to have a sufficient amount of potable water in the future.

Shelter Island could soon be in the same boat as the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”

That’s if today’s studies of water adequacy don’t take climate changes into consideration, according to Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher

“There’s no question we’ve got plenty of water,” Mr. Pysher said. “The question is whether we’re going to be able to drink it.” (more…)