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Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand has observed 5-foot fluctuations in water levels throughout the years in Fresh Pond.
The Water Advisory Committee wants to renegotiate its contract with the United States Geological Survey to eliminate winter readings in favor of readings that would include both water and chloride levels, especially during the spring and summer months. (more…)
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From the supervisor
To the Editor:
A few clarifications for your readers of last week’s Reporter:
4-posters: Page 21 states that the town was able to increase the number of units deployed this year to 38 compared with last year’s 19 “ … through the help of funds from Mashomack Preserve and individual contributors.” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Fresh Pond swimmers on a summer day three years ago. New tests have been encouraging that the pond is becoming safe for swimming.
Fresh Pond is beginning to live up to its name.
Test results taken in May by an independent laboratory contracted by the town gave the pond a clean bill of health, according to Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)
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…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Ken Pysher
As the Water Advisory Committee had hoped last month, the latest data on well levels has improved in most areas of Shelter Island, although the Little Ram test well is at an all-time low for April. (more…)