March 20, 2018 03:40 PM

Water quality experts from the Suffolk County Water Authority presented and took questions from an audience of about 60 local residents at SCWA’s latest WaterTalk education and outreach program, held at Longwood Public Library in Middle Island on March 15.  

WaterTalk forums focus on groundwater quality, water conservation and other relevant water topics. Most importantly, they give SCWA customers the chance to speak directly to SCWA water quality professionals.

"Our civic members found the presentation very informative. I certainly learned a lot!" said Gail Lynch-Bailey, President of the Middle Island Civic Association. "The opportunity to ask questions was very much appreciated by the public."  

The most recent program, co-hosted by the Middle Island Civic Association, featured remarks by SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Szabo, Director of Production Control Michael O’Connell, Laboratory Project Manager Fil Sinni and Water Resources Manager Steven Colabufo.


SCWA Director of Production Control Michael O'Connell speaks during WaterTalk on March 15th at the Longwood Library

"With so much information circulating in public about groundwater quality and the status of the aquifer system that provides all of our drinking water, our goal is to give residents throughout our service territory the opportunity to ask questions directly to our on-staff water quality experts," said Szabo. "We feel we can help residents better understand what the most significant challenges to our aquifers are and, most importantly, what we can all do to ensure that our aquifers are protected now and in the future."

Be sure to follow SCWA on Facebook and Twitter for future WaterTalk dates.

The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York.  Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.

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