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06/23/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Irrigation Committee Consultant John Benvegna has finished his draft report to the committee.

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Irrigation Committee Consultant John Benvegna has finished his draft report to the committee.

In his draft report to the Shelter Island Irrigation Committee, consultant John Benvegna isn’t recommending an outright ban on existing automatic irrigation systems on Shelter Island. (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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04/07/14 8:17am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman said testing results were not valid because of their timing.

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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03/11/14 2:24pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman is calling on the town to provide potable water to residents whose wells were salted during Superstorm Sandy.

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Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman is calling on the town to provide potable water to residents whose wells were salted during Superstorm Sandy.

There are Islanders whose properties were so severely affected by Superstorm Sandy that residents are unable to drink water from their wells. (more…)