Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

Water for Long Island

Water for Long Island was formed in 2004 to establish an expanding network of informed and active groups and individuals who will speak up, advocate for  and defend the aquifers and the groundwater resources of Long Island.   Since its founding Water for Long Island has been engaged in a number of activities and programs to create a better understanding of the Long Island aquifer systems, the groundwater it provides to Long Islanders and its vulnerability to pollution and over-pumping. 

Should Your Water Be Tested?

Some residents in Garden City have found lead in their drinking water, and many are therefore testing the water in their homes for lead, which can be very unhealthy and dangerous, especially for children. If you would like to test your home’s water for lead, you can get a free test kit through the NYS...
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Should Your Water Be Tested?

Should Your Water Be Tested? Some residents in Garden City have found lead in their drinking water, and many are therefore testing the water in their homes for lead, which can be very unhealthy and dangerous, especially for children. If you would like to test your home’s water for lead, you can get a free...
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South Nassau Water Authority

The Town of Hempstead has appointed Commissioners to the South Nassau County Water Authority Board. They are: John Reinhardt – Town of Hempstead Commissioner of Water Laura Ryder – Village of Lynbrook Trustee Joseph Baker – President of the South Merrick, Community Civic Association NYS law provides for five commissioners with two appointed by the Nassau...
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What’s Happening at Cedar Creek?

A public meeting was held recently at Cedar Creek Park regarding the Cedar Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. Since we found out about it rather late, and were unable to have a member attend, a friend of League agreed to give us a report. The design of piping for treated sewage from Bay Park to Cedar...
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Save Your Money, Save Our Water

Long Islanders love their lawns, and work hard to keep them green and free of weeds. More than 200,000 acres of Long Island are lawns. These lawns are as green as they are because they are fertilized every year. Some of the fertilizer is used by the grass roots, but quite a bit of it...
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News on the Bethpage Plume

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has finally reached a decision to contain and treat groundwater pollution from the chemical plume in Nassau County that has affected 11 public water supply wells and threatens another 16 as it moves slowly southward. The state plan is the first major effort at remediation of...
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Making Democracy Work: Act Now to Protect LI’s Ocean Waters

by Nancy Marr (LWV Suffolk County) The Federal Government is developing a five-year plan to lease ocean lands in federal offshore areas all along our shorelines, including two leases on the North Atlantic region of the Outer Continental Shelf to companies that would drill for gas and oil. (Each state along the Atlantic coast owns...
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The Hidden Carcinogen

1,4-dioxane is a hidden carcinogen lurking in everyday products. It can be found in up to 46% of personal care products, including baby products, shampoo, body wash, and lotions. It is also found in many laundry detergents. 1,4-dioxane is not intentionally added to products and it does not enhance the effectiveness of a product, but...
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