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04/24/18 4:30pm

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Shelter Island is well on its way to protecting the town’s drinking water, according to Town Engineer John Cronin.

Guided by Supervisor Gary Gerth, Mr. Cronin has drafted an initial 17-point water resource agenda he credits Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. with refining. (more…)

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02/28/18 10:00am

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All that rain that’s been falling on your head for the past month is doing good things to the Shelter Island aquifer. That’s according to a report from the town’s Water Advisory Committee (WAC). Monday night member Ken Pysher told his colleagues that 4.37 inches of rain have fallen here since the beginning of 2018. (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…)