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Patchogue Village Stormwater Committee Meeting Thursday

Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall and is open to the public.

Patchogue Village's Stormwater Committee will hold its third public meeting on Thursday night at Village Hall. 

The meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is open to anyone who wishes to attend. 

The committee is part of the Village's Clean Water Initiative to protect the quality of life and quality of water in Patchogue Village's boundaries, and was formed last April by Village Trustee Joe Keyes and Department of Public Works Superintendent Joe Dean.

Wayne D. January 23, 2013 at 06:23 PM
When is the last time they looked at the bays water ?
David Kennedy January 24, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Hello Wayne D...I serve a Chair of this Committee...I am not sure whom "they" are that you refer to, but I can tell you this Committee was formed as an educational outreach to our residents on providing ways we can do our part to keep all our waterways clean. As such, our Committee has initiated the "Great South Bay Starts Here" campaign to let everyone know that the biggest source to the conditions or our waterways starts in our homes, backyards, driveways and the streets in front of our homes...everytime we apply fertilizer to our lawns, leave residue car oil or gas on our driveways or throw out batteries or household chemeicals, eventually these agents reach our storm drains and filter into our waterways. While I can not directly answer your question, since we are not a monitoring service, I can say that we have held two very informaitive meetings with some valuable information that can help us make sure we do our part to improve the health and vitality of our bay, river and lakes. Please come to a future meeting if you can.
Kat Harrold January 31, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Hi David, I commend your efforts and wish I could join the meeting but unfortunately I'm in NJ and can't make it. If your considering green roofs as a means to capture stormwater I work with a system that can capture up to 75% annual rainfall. If your considering rain gardens Rutgers has done some great work setting up information packets for public awareness and I believe for species selection in building them. Would either of these be helpful to your goals? If so let me know and I'll try and get more information out to you.

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