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March Meeting 2018

  • Old Noyac Schoolhouse 3010 Noyac Road Sag Harbor, NY, 11963 United States (map)

The State of Our Water –

Contamination Impacting the Suffolk County Aquifer (OUR WATER SUPPLY)

Dr. Stuart Cohen, Ph.D. at the Press briefing on 3/9/2018.

Dr. Stuart Cohen, Ph.D. at the Press briefing on 3/9/2018.

On Friday, March 9, 2018, Dr. Stuart Cohen, PhD, presented an analysis of raw data from the Suffolk County Health Department’s test wells located at the Sand Land Mine and he disclosed that contaminants are seeping into our aquifer which is located beneath the Mine and is everyone’s source of water on the East End.

Bob DeLuca, President of Group for the East End, will explain Dr. Cohen’s analysis. What happens to the aquifer could impact private wells, water from the Suffolk County Water Authority, and our bays and beaches.

  • What is being done, if anything, to protect our aquifer?
  • What can you do to protect your water supply?
  • What is the Town of Southampton and the DEC doing on this situation?

To get answers to your questions, please attend Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 7:30 PM at the Old Noyac School House, 3010 Noyac Road. This meeting is open to the public.

"Groundwater Resources and Existing Land Use on the South Fork." from A Guide to understanding Groundwater, Group for the East End. Note areas of aquifer protection and deepest groundwater deposits.   Click here to download a PDF.

The images below are snapshots from the press briefing handout from Dr. Stuart Cohen, Ph.D. 3/9/2018. Click images for a larger view.

This photo of the Sand Land Mine showing 3 pools of runoff was taken from Google satellite on March 4, 2018.

Items of Interest

  • The NCC Scholarship for adult and young adult members seeking higher education Deadline:  May 18, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Eastern Region Helicopter Council’s Fly Neighborly Kick-off Meeting will be on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at the Melville Marriott (1350 Old Walt Whitman Road · Melville, New York 11747) from 9am - 12pm. The meeting will bring together ERHC member operators, airport managers, FAA, community members and elected officials to discuss helicopter noise abatement procedures for the upcoming Summer 2018 season. Seating is limited, all interested parties please RSVP to by March 15. No media will be allowed inside the meeting room. 
    Best Regards,
    Lauren H. Pulsinelli
    Administrative Director,  Eastern Region Helicopter Council
    Phone: (646) 459-4221
Earlier Event: January 18
January Meeting
Later Event: April 17
April Meeting 2018