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LICAP Announces Public Hearing Dates :  Draft Groundwater Resources Management Plan now available for public review at

The Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection (LICAP) recently released its draft Groundwater Resources Management Plan, and is seeking to elicit feedback on the document during a series of public hearings. A schedule of hearings is as follows:

 Hauppauge- November 30th 3:00-5:00 PM

  • Evening hearing begins at 6:00 PM
  • William J. Lindsay County Complex, W.H. Rogers Legislature Building, Building #20,
  • 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY 11787.

Mineola- December 5th  3:00-5:00 PM

  • Evening hearing begins at 6:00 PM
  • Peter J. Schmitt Memorial Legislative Chamber, 1st Floor, Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building,
  • 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501.

Riverhead– December 6th 6:00-8:00 PM 

  • Evans K. Griffing Building,
  • 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901

The 236-page plan is available for the public’s review at At the start of each public hearing, Steven Colabufo, a Water Resources Manager with Suffolk County Water Authority, will give a presentation summarizing the contents of the Plan, with public comment immediately following the presentation.

The Groundwater Resource Management Plan, written and compiled by the members of LICAP, includes qualitative and quantitative groundwater data, outlines anthropogenic threats to groundwater, discusses existing regulatory groundwater management regimes, assesses the adequacy of existing groundwater management regulations, and most importantly develops actionable recommendations for legislative bodies.

Public comment on the plan will also be accepted in writing through Friday, December 8th. Written submissions may be mailed to LICAP, Attn: Seth Wallach, 4060 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale NY, 11769 or emailed to

The nine-member LICAP Board is expected to approve the finalized plan at the organization’s next general meeting on December 13 at the Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center located at 260 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge beginning at 10 a.m. All LICAP general meetings are open to the public.

LICAP is a bi-county entity created in 2013 through a joint resolution by the Nassau and Suffolk County Legislatures to address both quality and quantity issues facing Long Island’s aquifer system, and to advocate for a coordinated, regional approach to groundwater resources management. For more information about LICAP or the Groundwater Resources Management Plan, visit

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