Long Island’s Drinking Water: Threats and Solutions

The Long Island Clean Water Coalition, formed by a group of some twenty eco-non-profits and environmental research institutions large and small  have come together to to address the water quality crisis now facing Long Island.   Our groundwater is polluted, and therefore our drinking water is at peril.  Because our ground water is polluted, so are our lakes, streams and bays.   Algal blooms wiping out habitats in our bays, shellfish beds closed because of all the nitrogenous waste now in our water.   This presentation is by Adrienne Esposito of The Citizen’s Campaign for The Environment.  It powerfully presents the problem we as Long Islanders face, and what we can do to bring Long Island back from the brink of disaster.