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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…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman said town well test results were not valid because of their timing.
A member of the Shelter Island Irrigation Committee is questioning the value of new data on chloride levels in area wells. (more…)
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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…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Town Hall
Background checks are coming for certain town employees. (more…)
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Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman.
Getting it done
Something unusual happened around here Monday night.
A town leader called for action on an issue without forming a study group or insisting on taking an “on the one hand, but on the other hand” tactic to working through a problem. (more…)