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10/16/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

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Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

“Don’t dig for water under the outhouse!”

The advice is centuries old, but applies today for many Islanders, according to former town engineer John Cronin, speaking at an October 14 community forum on water at the school auditorium hosted by The Nature Conservancy and Daniel Gale Sothebys International Realty. (more…)

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08/22/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand updates his colleagues Monday evening on progress being made to identify problems plaguing Fresh Pond.

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Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand updates his colleagues Monday evening on progress being made to identify problems plaguing Fresh Pond.

Two water tests at Fresh Pond — especially two with strikingly different results — can’t tell the story about what’s happening with that prized body of water, according to Water Advisory Committee (WAC) member Peter Grand. (more…)

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08/01/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Greg Toner, left, outlined a draft of regulations being created to guide the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board in making recommendations to spend Community Preservation Fund revenue. Member Mark Mobius listened to the presentation.

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Greg Toner, left, outlined a draft of regulations being created to guide the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board in making recommendations to spend Community Preservation Fund revenue. Member Mark Mobius listened to the presentation.

The newly-minted Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board is moving nearer to seeking applications for grants to assist Islanders installing advanced waste water treatment systems that lower nitrogen levels in discharges. (more…)

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07/26/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A sign posted at the town landing off Lake Drive.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A sign posted at the town landing off Lake Drive.

Preliminary laboratory results have been received by the town from samples taken last week at Fresh Pond, and one finding, according to Town Engineer John Cronin, is “a problem.” (more…)

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06/19/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board heard from Bob Eichinger of Roman Stone, a Bay Shore manufacturing company, about septic systems Suffolk County has approved for use.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board heard from Bob Eichinger of Roman Stone, a Bay Shore manufacturing company, about septic systems Suffolk County has approved for use.

Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board have reviewed new septic systems Suffolk County has approved for installation.

Beginning in August, the county will require builders of new homes to install one of the new systems. The next county requirement will be upgrades to systems where planned construction will increase house size by 50 percent or more. (more…)