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Recap of Last Week’s Water Board Meeting

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The two new Water Board members were introduced at last week’s meeting. They are Marcia Bystryn and Benjamin Tisdell.

We are particularly interested in the appointment of Ms. Bystryn. She is currently the Executive Director of the New York League of Conservation Voters and has presumably been appointed to fill the void left by recently vacated, environmentally-concerned Jim Tripp.

Also, Chairman Moss has announced austerity measures at the Water Board. Namely, they will no longer be offering free cake at the morning meetings. I’m not sure how this will help a Water Board that has increased the capital budget from $7 billion to over $21 billion during Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure.

Author: Hershel

Hershel is a Water Management Engineer with Ashokan Water Services, where he's actively involved with conservation and building design issues. Prior to his Ashokan, he was a Mechanical Engineer with the City of New York. He is a former President of the New York chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and is a member of BOMA, IREM and NYARM. Hershel is an avid kayaker.

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