January 29, 2014
Last night (January 28th) I attended the Town of North Hempstead public hearing on the Roslyn Water District’s request for a 20 million dollar bond issue to make improvements to the District’s wells and facilities. As many of you are now aware, this request has been overshadowed by the District’s revelation of an amount of Freon 22 in at least two and possibly three of its wells. The Water District, the Nassau County Board of Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation all state that the water supply is now safe.
However, I as well as other mayors and residents urged the Water District to conduct more studies, seek alternate remediation and hold more public meetings so that we may all fully and clearly understand the impact of this chemical in our water supply.
I believe that the voices of the concerned citizens were heard by the Town of North Hempstead Board who adjourned the meeting to February 25th.
The Roslyn Water District has also agreed to hold a public hearing on February 11th so that our residents can ask questions and get answers. The venue for this meeting is yet to be determined. We will post it on the Village’s website as soon as we know. You may want to also call the Water District at 621-7770. I urge all residents to attend these meeting. Your questions and feedback will help the Water District design protocols and solutions that secure the quality of our water supply, as well as the quality of our lives.
If you are not able to attend the meeting, we will keep you informed through our website.