The Environment & Natural Resources Committee of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County held a forum entitled: Safe Drinking Water?? Everyone's Concern, Part 2, on August 8th in Sussex County Council Chambers. The well attended forum was a continuation of one held by the group in March.
The presenters were: Lisa Borin Ogden, Deputy Secretary of DNREC; Keith Mensch, Program Administrator, Division of Public Health, Office of Drinking Water; and Dr. Mohammad Akhter, former director of the American Public Health Association.
The League’s aim in hosting this presentation was not only to raise awareness of current well-water contamination and ongoing threats to public health and the environment in Sussex County, but also to stress the need for the public to insist on long-term solutions. As a nonpartisan organization, the League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government and seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
The speakers presentations were followed by a question and answer period where the public was welcome to submit questions regarding their concerns on the issues addressed.
The forum was available via live streaming.
The speakers' power point presentations are available here:
- Lisa Borin Ogden: Protecting Delaware's Waters, "Everyone Has a Role"
- Keith Mensch: Office of Drinking Water
- Dr. Mohammad Akhter: Clean Drinking Water for All