On the heels of water quality warnings from the New York State Kevin McAllister, executive director of the nonprofit Peconic Baykeeper, is once again urging lawmakers to change laws in order to help clean up the water in the Peconic and South Shore estuaries by reducing the use of cesspools. McAllister said in an article posted Wednesday on North Fork Patch that a biotoxin is negatively affecting filter feeding shellfish and is a direct result of waste water that funnels through residential and commercial cesspools.
What else do you think can be done to help improve our water quality? Do you think our bays are healthier than they were 10 or 20 years ago? Feel free to comment below.