Orient Water Project Recommendations Survey

Orient Water Project Recommendations Survey

The OA Water Committee recently met with consultants at CDM Smith to discuss present and future recommendations that the community should consider to sustain the health of our water resources.  While the consultant has analyzed historical data from private well testing performed by Suffolk County Department Health Services, we did not have much information about how folks in the community are coping with issues of contamination and reliability.  Here are the results of our October 2023 survey.
Water Project Preliminary Report

Water Project Preliminary Report

The US Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed the first national drinking water standard for “forever chemicals” that are dangerous to human health. The move could radically affect drinking water for nearly everyone in the United States.
Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP)- Newsletter

Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP)- Newsletter

Five tips for an Eco-friendly lawn Take the Nitrogen Pledge Grant Insights and Highlights Five Tips for an Eco-friendly Lawn It’s almost spring and lawn care is on the minds of many Long Islanders. Fertilizer is often thought of as a key ingredient to a healthy,...
State of the Bays 2023

State of the Bays 2023

Every year Dr. Christopher Gobler, Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation and director of the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology, delivers his “State of the Bays” talk. This year, the topic is “Watershed of Destiny,”...
Join The Orient Water Project

Join The Orient Water Project

Orient sits atop a single, thin, freshwater aquifer and is surrounded by beautiful, productive bays and estuaries.  Unfortunately, both our groundwater and our surface waters have been degraded over the past half-century, and both face significant threats going forward.

Water is the lifeblood of this community, so the OA believes it is critical to understand and confront these threats.  We are therefore working on developing a comprehensive plan for remediating and protecting the hamlet’s ground and surface waters.  The plan will cover three areas:

  1. Situation assessment
  2. Prioritization of actions to be taken
  3. Activation (identification of funding and responsible party–Suffolk County Government, NYC DEC, EPA, etc.)