Protecting our Watersheds and Drinking water

May 1, 2019

It’s easy to take our fresh water for granted. Unlike in many parts of the world, we can simply turn on the tap and safely drink the water. Have you ever given thought to where that water comes from? If you live on Cape Cod it likely comes from our aquifer: a series of fresh water pools or lenses beneath the ground. Keeping that aquifer free of containments and safe to drink is up to all of us. 

Guests on The Point are: Kalliope Chute, Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist with the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program. Brian Baumgaertel, Senior Environmental Specialist with Barnstable County Department of Health and Human Services. Richard Karney, Shellfish Biologist and Director Emeritus at the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group. Emma Green-Beach, Co Director and Shellfish Biologist at the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group.

Here's a  link to Island Blue Pages

Here's a link to Cape Cod Cooperative Extension for information on hazardous waste collection

And a link to Martha's Vineyard Refuse Disposal & Resource Recovery District