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Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto Addresses Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association (NSWCA)

Written by Allison Gayne  |  15. October 2013

Farmingdale, NY - October 15th, 2013 -  Michael Venditto, Nassau County Legislator of the 12th District covering Massapequa and Farmingdale, was guest speaker at a September monthly meeting held by the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ (NSWCA), which consists of commissioners from 21 Long Island water districts.  Representing Nassau County’s Boards of Public Works, Public Safety, Health & Social Services, and Finance, as well as the County’s Planning, Development & Environment Committee, Legislator Venditto’s participation at the meeting is part of an ongoing communication effort that he believes is “essential in providing the best level of service to the public for our key natural resource.”

Since taking office after being unanimously elected to fill the seat of late County Legislator Peter Schmitt in October 2012, Legislator Venditto, son of Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, has devoted special focus on storm recovery.  During his NSWCA address, he shared with NSWCA members the public’s praise and “rave reviews” for Long Island water commissioners’ stellar emergency response, which involved no interruption of service at any time during and in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.  

Pointing out the public’s growing concern about Long Island’s water supply, Legislator Venditto discussed how and why continuing communication between commissioner-run districts and regulatory bodies remains a vital part of the ongoing strategies needed to “continually provide the public with the best quality water and utility service possible.”  He also spoke enthusiastically about working with the water commissioners to further their continuing efforts in water conservation and heralded local control as “a system that works, and a system that must prevail.”

NSWCA President Gary Brosnan of South Farmingdale Water District stated, “Water is our most essential utility, and we must work together to protect it island-wide. The issues we are facing today and will face tomorrow will require close cooperation, clear communication and combined resolve.  Legislator Michael Venditto has reaffirmed our Water Districts’ government support channels and helped revitalize communications between local commissioners and their county legislators.”

The Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association is comprised of water commissioners from 21 Nassau County and Suffolk County water districts.  NSWCA is dedicated to communication, efficiency and best practices among Long Island’s water districts.  As part of its mission, the association holds monthly educational meetings sponsoring experts on topics that include law, cost efficiencies, rules and regulations and issues germane to water utilities. 

For further information, please contact NSWCA President Gary Brosnan via phone, 516-249-3330, or email, gary@sfwater.com.

For information regarding your district’s water commissioners, please contact Jamie Stanco with Progressive Marketing Group, Inc. via phone, 631-756-7160, or email jpstanco@pmgstrategic.com.

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