What can be done to assure safe drinking water in Sussex County? A panel of public health experts will address residents' concerns at a public forum, organized by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., in Sussex County Council Chambers, No. 2 The Circle, in Georgetown. The program is a follow-up to the league's March forum "Safe Drinking Water? Everyone's Concern."
"Over 100 concerned people packed County Council chambers at our March forum," said Nancy Kassner, LWVSC Natural Resources chair. "Their feedback clearly indicated that they want more information on remedies, specifically, from enforcement and compliance organizations in Delaware."
Confirmed speakers for the forum are Dr. Akhter, former director of American Public Health Association; Keith Mensch, program administrator, Division of Public Health, Office of Drinking Water; and DNREC Deputy Secretary Kara Coats. Questions will be taken from the audience following the panelists' presentations.
The League's aim is 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. For more information go to www.sussexlwv.org.