Sen. Griffo is trying to organize a meeting of the water suppliers in Herkimer, Oneida and Madison Counties to (per the O-D) "examine how to best address regional water needs and ensure water is available for drinking, developing the economy and recreation activities."
Oneida County Executive Picente reacted: "Anything that can be done to improve the understanding of water availability in the area and possibly result in a better job of working together to supply the water is a positive."
I am sure that Mr. Griffo means well.
But while a confab of water purveyors might be a good "networking" opportunity, like putting a bunch of teenagers together in a group and expecting them to teach themselves, it really is not the best way to learn about our water supplies. That comes from "cracking the books." And the first "book to crack" on this topic should be:
Herkimer-Oneida Counties, New York
Herkimer and Oneida Counties
Comprehensive Public Water Supply Study
Malcolm Pirnie Engineers.
Available at your local county planning department.
Any discussion of regional water supply needs must use this document as a starting place.