BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A farm field being irrigated.
While advising maintianing voluntary water conservation methods, the Water Advisory Committee has delivered good news.
Drought conditions that persisted throughout the state for many months finally was resolved for Shelter Island in May as expected. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman
John Hallman begs to differ.
In strong words this week, Mr. Hallman told the Reporter that Peter Grand, a member of the Water Advisory Committee (WAC), had “scared people” when he commented on tests that revealed a well in the Center near the school had nitrate levels above safe standards for drinking. (more…)
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC |
High nitrate content in a well tested in the Center led to a press release by Supervisor Jim Dougherty on Friday, suggesting that Center residents “may want to consider having their own wells tested for water quality as high nitrate levels affect the quality of drinking water.”
According to Cornell University Cooperative Extension, an excess level of nitrates is especially harmful to infants and young children and “indicate[s] the possible presence of other more serious residential or agricultural contaminants, such as bacteria or pesticides.” (more…)
Supervisor Jim Dougherty released a statement Friday about test results from a well in the Center that found the water unsafe for drinking. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Shelter Island Town Board last Friday unanimously adopted an email policy requiring that all such communications be retained for a minimum of six years and that hard copies of documents relating to deeds and decisions be permanently retained. (more…)