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The Water Advisory Committee (WAC) is recommending voluntary water conservation measures, a typical move during the summer months when Shelter Island’s population swells from slightly more than 2,000 people to an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Greg Toner says well water levels are stable for October.
The October water level well readings have been released showing a continued increase in levels as is typical of this time of year when the aquifer is recharged. (more…)