Farmingdale, NY - September 11, 2015 - Guest speaker Nassau County Water Resources Board Chairman Arnold Palleschi addressed Long Island water commissioners regarding aquifer-related topics of concern to Long Island residents during a recent Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) meeting hosted by Massapequa Water District Commissioners Thomas P. Hand, Joseph T. Tricarico, and Raymond J. Averna.
Introduced by NSWCA member and Jericho Water District Commissioner Nicholas J. Bartilucci, Mr. Palleschi stressed the need for conservation and sustainability and addressed issues facing Long Island’s sole source aquifer. He stated, “The Nassau Water Resources Board was created to monitor issues of sustainability, both in quantity and quality of water supply.”
He added, “Our objectives include review of potential imminent, short term and long term threats to the quality and quantity of Nassau County’s groundwater resources. As such, the Nassau Water Resources Board monitors actions of neighboring groundwater suppliers and acts as liaison between Nassau County and NYS DEC to ensure that supplier actions do not adversely the County’s water supply.”
Mr. Hand, NSWCA President, commented, “The NSWCA’s Continuing Education Series brings expert professionals in contact with our Commissioners who are closest to Long Island’s water supply. We greatly appreciate Mr. Palleschi’s informative presentation, and we endorse the protection of the county’s precious supply and concern for the wellbeing of residents.”
Currently a Senior Engineer at Dvirka & Bartilucci Architects & Engineers in Woodbury, NY, Mr. Palleschi, who is a Hewlett resident, has served as Commissioner of the Town of Hempstead Department of Water and was with the Town for over 35 years.
Organized and chartered in 1981, Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of water commissioners from 21 Nassau and Suffolk County water districts. The NSWCA is dedicated to promoting environmental excellence and best practices as well as maintaining the highest standards of water quality and supply. NSWCA sponsors regular educational meetings on topics that include the environment, security, economics, rules and regulations, among other related issues.
Pictured: (from left to right at a recent NSWCA meeting addressing aquifer-related topics of concern to LI residents) NSWCA 1st VP and Massapequa Water District Commissioner Raymond J. Averna, NSWCA 2nd VP and Plainview Water District Commissioner Andrew N. Bader, NSWCA President and Massapequa Water District Commissioner Thomas P. Hand, Nassau County Water Resources Board Chairman Arnold Palleschi, NSWCA Secretary and Westbury Water District Commissioner Vincent Abbatiello, and NSWCA Treasurer and Hicksville Water District Commissioner Karl M. Schweitzer.