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NSWCA Presence at Shelter Rock

“The Water You Drink”

That was the title of a panel discussion that drew a crowd of 125 people to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, March 21, 2019. The discussion was far ranging.

Scheduled speakers  Dorian Dale, Suffolk County Director of Sustainability, and New York Institute of Technology associate professor Sarah Meyland discussed funding to support toward water treatment, the need for greater public awareness and education, as well as significant issues threatening our once pristine aquifer.

With one scheduled speaker unable to attend, Port Washington Water District Superintendent Paul Granger pinch hit and  joined the panel. As usual Mr. Granger provided  excellent technical insight and first hand knowledge that clarified some assumptions. Mr. Granger pointed out that while in certain cases, advanced detection technology has been developing rapidly and changed the landscape of the industry,   water districts,  including those non-NSWCA members are diligently working to find answers and to determine best avenues of treatment.

The NSWCA was well represented at the event by Commissioners Larry Zaino (Carle Place WD), Mindy Germain (Port Washington WD), Amanda Field (Plainview WD), Mike Kosinski and Sandy Klein (Roslyn WD).  In addition Ms. Germain’s insightful questions sparked a rousing debate between panel and audience.

The panel was organized by Blank Slate Media and ably moderated by Publisher Steven Blank at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset.


Over 120 attended the event.