After a wet spring, most people think we have plenty of freshwater for all our needs in the Town of Southold. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Southold is currently consuming water at an unsustainable level if the town wishes to rely on its own freshwater aquifer supplies.
Peconic Green Growth (PGG) conducted a study of water use in Southold with a grant from the Long Island Community Foundation. Simultaneously, the town created a water conservation committee to guide education. At the same time PGG is serving on a committee for the Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection to help educate people on water use. While the need for water conservation is felt throughout Long Island, it is particularly critical in Southold, which relies on shallow aquifers that are susceptible to drought and contamination.
To read summaries or the full report click here.
Peconic Green Growth is teaming with both private and nonprofit groups to find out from you which kind of affordable housing you need and want.
This was designed for queries in the Town of Southold, but we are interested in a more regional need, so if you are interested in having opportunities in other communities, please add the town in the comment section. We are trying to assess if there is a role for Peconic Green Growth or a newly formed non-profit in an effort to provide affordable homes in a sustainable community, so would appreciate your feedback and ideas.
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To get a snapshot of issues relevant in your community relative to climate change and water pollution, review the two-page summaries of conditions in each hamlet of the East End.
This project was funded by the Long Island Community Foundation and the Peconic Estuary Program.
CHOOSING AN I/A OWTS SYSTEM
You can now install enhanced onsite wastewater systems and alternative leaching technologies. Read more.
Changes to County standards for both residential and commercial installations are targeted to be effective January 1, 2018.
Presentations given to architects and engineers are viewable here.
These seminars were sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and organized by Peconic Green Growth.