Locust Valley, NY - November 16, 2015 - At a recent Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) meeting, Massapequa Water District Superintendent Stan Carey, who is NSWCA’s representative to the Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection (LICAP), updated NSWCA members on the newly-formed LICAP commission, which is a bi-county commission that addresses quantity and quality issues regarding Long Island’s aquifer system including contamination, waste, saltwater intrusion, mismanagement and usage. The meeting was hosted by Locust Valley Water District Commissioners Pasquale J. Eliseo, Anker Johansen and Louis P. Savinetti.
During his address, Mr. Carey reported, “opening meetings reaffirmed LICAP’s mission, goals and deliverables. Significant among those are an annual State of the Aquifer Report and a history of Long Island’s water supply and resources. Equally important is the establishment of two committees, the 2040 Water Resource Opportunities Subcommittees and 2040 Water Resources and Infrastructure Committee.”
“LICAP has a very important role to play on a very important subject,” stated NSWCA President and Massapequa Water District Commissioner Thomas P. Hand. “Through Mr. Carey’s active involvement, the collective voices of NSWCA’s 21 commissioner-run districts and all of those they represent will be heard. We endorse the comprehensive planning for the protection of Long Island’s groundwater and the solutions to safeguard Long Island’s aquifers.”
Appointed to LICAP by NSWCA Board of Commissioners for his vast experience and dedication to the water industry, Mr. Carey is a Suffolk County resident with 30 years of water utility experience and is Superintendent of Massapequa Water District, 2nd Vice Chairman of Long Island Water Conference, member of American Water Works Association and a volunteer fireman. He has an Applied Science degree in Public Water Supply and is a certified water treatment operator. LICAP commission members are unpaid.
Organized and chartered in 1981, Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of water commissioners from 21 Nassau and Suffolk County water districts. 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. For more information, please visit www.nswcawater.org.
For further information on LICAP meeting notes, public hearings and agendas, visit here.
For more information about NSWCA, contact Thomas P. Hand, President, via phone, 516-798-5269, or email.
Pictured: (from left to right) NSWCA First Vice President and Massapequa Water District Commissioner Raymond Averna; NSWCA Guest Speaker and Massapequa Water District Superintendent Stan Carey, who is NSWCA’s representative to the Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection (LICAP); NSWCA Secretary and Westbury Water District Commissioner Vincent Abbatiello; and NSWCA Treasurer and Hicksville Water District Commissioner Karl Schweitzer during a recent Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) meeting that provided updates on New Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection (LICAP).