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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…)

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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.

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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…)

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03/31/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The man behind the numbers is Ken Pysher who captures water level data from the United States Geological Survey and plots it for his colleagues on the Water Advisory Committee.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The man behind the numbers is Ken Pysher who captures water level data from the United States Geological Survey and plots it for his colleagues on the Water Advisory Committee.

The March readings of well water levels provided to Shelter Island by the United States Geological Survey show higher readings for 10 of 13 test wells, with the Brander and Menantic wells still moving down from last month’s readings. (more…)