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Chair Committee Members
Legislator Peter Harckham Legislator Michael Kaplowitz Legislator John Nonna John Testa

Sub-Committee of: Environment and Energy

Staff: Wendy Wild

The mission of the Sub-Committee on Septic is to provide a forum to study and to discuss septic issues on a regular basis, as well as to formulate policy recommendations. The committee will represent members of the policy making spectrum (Administration, Legislature, Planning Department, Health Department; local government, environmental community and the engineering community)
with the goal of forging broad consensus during the policy formulation process. The Sub-Committee will make periodic reports to the E&E Committee and to other interested parties, as well as submit specific policy recommendations.

Also included on the Sub-Committee are non-legislator members who are stakeholders in the field of septic management: Gina D’Agrosa, Westchester County Water Master; Paul Kutzy, Westchester County Department of Health; Hon. Richard Lyman, Board member, Town of Pound Ridge; Hon. Mary Beth Murphy, Supervisor, Town of Somers, Chair NWWC; Hon. Dan Welsh, Board member, Town of Lewisboro; Roberta Wiernik, LWV Environment Committee; William C. Harding, NYS Department of State: Executive Director, Watershed Protection and Partnership Council; Michael J. Meyer, Program Manager, Bureau of Water Supply NYCDEP; Ed Barnett, Putnam County Watershed Information Coordinator, Administrator, Putnam County Septic Repair Program; Ed Delaney, Bibbo Associates.


  • Wastewater Technologies Presentation (01/27/11)
  • Skaneateles Lake Presentation (09/23/10)
  • To highlight the clean water infrastructure needs of local governments, including decentralized systems, the Septic Sub-committee met with USEPA and NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation representatives to identify long-term project needs for the federal 2012-2015 Clean Water Needs Survey and report to Congress. For a copy of the submittal, please click here