At a recent Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) meeting hosted by Massapequa Water District Commissioners Thomas P. Hand, Joseph T. Tricarico, and Raymond J. Averna, guest speaker Mr. Arnold Palleschi, Chairman, Nassau County Water Resources Board, spoke on aquifer-related topics of concern to Long Island residents. Jericho Water District Commissioner Nicholas J. Bartilucci introduced the guest speaker.
Mr. Palleschi stressed the need for conservation and sustainability and addressed issues facing Long Island’s sole source aquifer. He stated, “The Nassau Water Resources Board was created to monitor issues of sustainability, both in quantity and quality of water supply.”
Mr. Palleschi added, “Our objectives include review of potential imminent, short term and long term threats to the quality and quantity of Nassau County’s groundwater resources. As such, the Nassau Water Resources Board monitors actions of neighboring groundwater suppliers and acts as liaison between Nassau County and NYS DEC to ensure that supplier actions do not adversely affect the County’s water supply.”
Thomas P. Hand, President of the NSWCA, and Massapequa Water Commissioner, commented, “The NSWCA’s Continuing Education Series brings expert professionals in contact with our Commissioners who are closest to Long Island’s water supply. We greatly appreciate Mr. Palleschi’s informative presentation, and we endorse the protection of the county’s precious supply and concern for the wellbeing of residents.”
Currently a Senior Engineer at Dvirka & Bartilucci Architects & Engineers (Woodbury, NY), Mr. Palleschi has served as Commissioner of the Town of Hempstead Department of Water and was with the Town for over 35 years.