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04/30/14 2:38pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman

JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman

To the Editor
In regard to last week’s article in the Reporter concerning cisterns for potable water (“Cisterns could be solution,” April 24), it should be noted that I had talked to Town Engineer John Cronin about designing a system for Island homeowners whose drinking water was impacted by salt water. (more…)

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04/25/14 3:03pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Irrigation committee member Robert Grosbard wins agreement from his colleagues to begin drafting a report to the Town Board.

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Irrigation committee member Robert Grosbard wins agreement from his colleagues to begin drafting a report to the Town Board.

Eight months into an investigation on whether to implement a ban on automatic irrigation systems, committee members will begin to draft a report to the Town Board in May with an eye toward completing most of it by late June. (more…)

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04/23/14 12:09pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Soon to be buried, this tank at a house on Gardiners Bay Drive could be used to hold water or other substances such as fuel.

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Soon to be buried, this tank at a house on Gardiners Bay Drive could be used to hold water or other substances such as fuel.

John Hallman has kept searching for an answer to provide potable water to those residents who don’t have it.

And now Mr. Hallman believes he’s found a solution that’s being implemented in Ohio: a rainwater or hauled-water supply cistern designed to improve and protect the health of that state’s residents. (more…)

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

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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…)