NSWCA commissioners and water district superintendents attended a training session of the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association which was held on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, at the Westbury Fire Department, 355 Maple Ave., Westbury.
NSWCA President William Schuckmann welcomed the Commissioners and Superintendents to the training session and welcomed guest speaker and Nassau County Legislator from the Second Legislative District, Siela A. Bynoe. Commissioners Patricia Peterson (Locust Valley Water District), Rodney Caines and Barry V. Green (Westbury Water District) and Lawrence F. Zaino Jr. (Carle Place Water District) were in attendance.
Ms. Bynoe engaged the audience by providing input and opinions on four topics important to all Long Islanders:
- The initial availability of $100,000 in 2020 from Nassau County for residents who do not have incentive programs to purchase and install irrigation Smart Controllers. The County is hopeful to expand the program to improve water conservation efforts.
- The proposed bill to re-institute the Groundwater and Public Water Supply Facts Report for Nassau County. Environmental groups, suppliers, engineers and regulators had found the report a resourceful tool in the past when analyzing groundwater issues and trends.
- The availability of Nassau County Legislative grant funds for tangible items.
- The impact, timeframe, and cost concerns of 1,4 Dioxane treatment.
Ms. Bynoe is a 40-year resident of Westbury, a graduate of Westbury High School, received her BA from Hofstra University and her Master’s in Public Administration from C.W. Post, Log Island University.
Left to right: Commissioner Patricia Peterson , Commissioner and NSWCA President William Schuckmann, Commissioner Rodney Caines, Legislator Bynoe, Commissioner Barry V. Green, Commissioner Lawrence F. Zaino Jr.