(This photo does not depict the Lloyd Aquifer, but it gives you an idea where our fresh water comes from)
Point Lookout blog Making My Point updates us on a major water issue that is apparently being overlooked by most (read – Long Beach Drinking Water Meeting). I was contacted by the blog’s author, who tells me this: “No one besides me reporting from the presentation wednesday that LB water may be DONE? SOON! there were like 60-70 people there.” This is referring to a meeting on drinking water, which occurred early this October in Long Beach.
I checked out the Making My Point blog to get more info and was greeted with the following quote from Harvey Weisenberg, Long Beach, NY State Assemblyman:
“This is the most serious problem in the city’s history”
OUCH! That’s not good. Making My Point explains:
Long Beach and Atlantic Beach test wells show potential saltwater incursion may be underway into Lloyd Aquifer -our “sole water resource” (that means THE ONLY PLACE WE CAN GET OUR DRINKING WATER)- , right below us at about 1500 feet down.
That would be a “game over” for drinking water here on the barrier beach. There are no water pipelines from anywhere to here, no way to start cisterns and other catchment because a few feet down in our ground is salt water, so there’s nowhere to store catchment.