Panel discussion scheduled on Cortland water supply

Pat Reidy, water quality specialist for the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District, addressing the Cortlandville Town Board in September 2016 (Cortland Voice file photo)

Editor's Note: This is a press release from Indivisible Cortland County.

A panel of regional experts will discuss the importance of protecting our local water. The presentations will describe the unique geology of Cortland County and how its sole aquifer make it imperative to protect our waters; how local wildlife maintain healthy and clean streams; and what we can do to ensure that our source of water is not contaminated.

The panel will be held Sunday, April 29, from 2-4 p.m at the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cortland.

Panelists include: Pat Reidy, Water Quality Specialist, Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District; Doug Withey, CEO, H20 Water Operator Training Group and Cortlandville Town Board; Larry Klotz, retired SUNY professor of biological sciences; and Pam Jenkins, environmental advocate.

The event is free. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Indivisible Cortland County (ICC) is an independent, grassroots civic group formed in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election by residents of Cortland County.

The group’s mission is to preserve and protect the shared American core values of fairness, opportunity, and justice for all.

ICC works to ensure the integrity of the American democratic process and the safety and well-being of the nation, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or political affiliation. ICC is a nonpartisan group that welcomes residents of Cortland County from any party who are concerned with the actions and policies of the current administration and want to help further the mission of the group.

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