Katz Starts Third Term Serving as GNWPCD Commissioner
The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) is pleased to announce that Commissioner Patty Katz was reelected to the Board of Commissioners following the District’s Dec. 13 election. Katz was recently sworn into office to begin her third term on the Board and is looking forward to building upon the impressive résumé she has already put together at the District.
“It is an honor to have once again been chosen by my neighbors to be a part of the GNWPCD Board,” said Commissioner Katz. “Serving as Commissioner these last six years has truly been a privilege, and I am grateful to the Great Neck community for their confidence in my ability to help our District continue the crucial work we do here. Protecting our environment is a true passion of mine and I am looking forward to working on more ways to do so over the next three years.”
Over her last three-year term, Commissioner Katz has helped oversee some of the most significant projects in GNWPCD history. Through her leadership, the District finished work on a third microturbine, updated three anaerobic digesters and completed its grease receiving station, which is the first of its kind in Nassau County. All of this was done through grant funding secured by Katz and her fellow District Commissioners, allowing this work to be done with no additional cost to taxpayers.
Katz also spearheaded the District’s Shed the Meds pharmaceutical take back event. This semiannual occasion allows residents to drive through the GNWPCD facility and drop off their unused pharmaceuticals and medical sharps. To date, Shed the Meds has collected more than 4,000 pounds of these toxic medications, preventing them from polluting Manhasset Bay.
About the GNWPCD
The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) is a special commissioner-run district within the Town of North Hempstead. The GNWPCD has provided sewage services for the Great Neck area since 1914, and currently serves more than 25,000 residents and businesses in the villages of Great Neck, Saddle Rock, Kensington, and those parts of Thomaston and Great Neck Plaza east of Middle Neck Road; as well as all unincorporated areas north of the Long Island Railroad and a part of Manhasset. The GNWPCD’s mission is to protect human health, our bays and the environment.
—Submitted by the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District