MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission is hosting a commission meeting, which will feature a presentation on the region's household hazardous waste disposal program, its role in protecting our water bodies and water supplies, as well as some of the challenges and opportunities on the horizon.
The meeting will be held Monday, April 28, starting at 6 p.m., at the Northfield Town Hall, 21 Summer St., Northfield.
Much has been done over the years to protect the quality of the surface and ground water throughout the state and region. Great progress has been made in curtailing the discharge of deadly chemicals and human wastes directly into rivers and lakes.
There are, however, other sources of pollution around us — household hazardous wastes. These include items such as kitchen and drain cleaners, automotive products, pesticides, fertilizers, and oil-based paints.
For more than 25 years LRPC has coordinated a program to enable Lakes Region residents and property owners to safely dispose of toxic products from their home, reducing the likelihood of contamination of surface or ground water. At this meeting LRPC staff will lead a presentation about this successful, regional program.
Other topics of the commission meeting will include a presentation by Rep. Scott Burns of Franklin who is the prime sponsor of the pending HB 1570-FN regarding Paint Stewardship and a proposed budget revision to commission's FY 14 budget.
As association of 30 communities, the LRPC has active programs in land use and environmental planning, transportation, watershed protection, economic development, technical assistance, and information services.