A Forum On Drinking Water

The Accabonac Protection Committee will present a forum on East End drinking water at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Tuesday, October 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

The committee’s mission is to work to restore, enhance, and protect the ecological integrity of Accabonac Harbor and its watershed. The forum is intended to echo this mission and will feature three experts on its panel. They include Christopher Schubert, the supervisory hydrologist for the United States Geological Survey; Bob DeLuca, the president of the Group for the East End; and Amy Juchatz, a toxicologist with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.

Schubert will discuss the Long Island aquifer systems and how they relate to East Hampton. DeLuca will address the sources of contamination in the past and present as well as the emerging threats to local waters. Juchatz will explain the county’s drinking water standards and safety precautions.

This free public forum will begin with refreshments at 5:30 PM before the panel begins at 6 PM. The forum will end with a public 30-minute question-and-answer session.

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