OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Village of Ossining will host a series of "Smart Water" community events in April to showcase its comprehensive and proactive approach to water infrastructure investments.
These educational and cultural events feature water projects that are the result of collaborative efforts between the village engineering and public works department, local elected officials, and environmental and historical organizations.
Thinking and acting ahead defines Ossining’s approach to an environmental issue effecting communities across the country: maintaining safe drinking water and sewer systems sustainably. This includes diligent conservation measuring and leak detection, constant evaluation of water quality, upgrading sewer lines, and working to forecast future needs, said Village of Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity.
The schedule of "Smart Water" events include:
- Ribbon cutting and tour: The new Sing Sing Kill Greenway at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at the Joseph G Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway. Join elected officials and community members for the official opening of Ossining’s newest public green space.
- Board Of Trustee Work Session: Potable Water (Open to the press and public) at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, April 13 at Village Hall, 16 Croton Ave. Press and public are invited to learn more about the ongoing efforts of the village to craft a comprehensive approach to water conservatio.
- Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series Presents FLOW at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave. An award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
- Green Ossining’s 6th Annual Earth Day Festival– the largest in Westchester County will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, April 16 at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park (located at the Ossining Metro-North Station) Ossining's annual festival has grown to become the largest Earth Day celebration in Westchester County.
- Sing Sing Kill Greenway Tours and Educational Program from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday April 16 at the entrances at Joseph G. Caputo Community Center (95 Broadway) and the Central Avenue Bridge (staircase).