On May 16, The Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection (LICAP) unveiled a comprehensive media campaign designed to encourage Long Islanders to embrace conservation of our drinking water resources.
Emceed by Suffolk County Water Authority Chairman Patrick Halpin, the event was held at the Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center in Hauppauge. The meeting unveiled a new logo, advertising campaign, social media pages and website based around the theme “Our Water. Our Lives.”
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone spoke in depth about the need for greater water conservation practices and the protection of our aquifer resource. Plainview Water Commissioner Amanda Field represented the NSWCA. Commissioner Field spoke to the assembled group about the importance of conservation methods and provided practical examples.
Paul Granger, Superintendent of the Port Washington Water District, Stan Carey Superintendent of the Massapequa Water District, Tyrand Fuller (Suffolk County Water Authority) and Adrienne Esposito (Citizens Campaign for the Environment) also spoke.
Massapequa Water Commissioner Tom McCarthy, Locust Valley Water District Superintendent Chuck Savinetti, Massapequa Water District Superintendent Stan Carey and Dorian Dale, Suffolk County Director of Sustainability & Chief Recovery Officer, were present at the educational press conference.