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UDC to Present Assessment of a Decade of Delaware River Basin Water Audits June 6

NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a public presentation titled “A Comprehensive Assessment of the Delaware River Basin Commission’s Water Audit Program (2012-2021)” on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at the Upper Delaware Council office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY and virtually by Zoom.

The speaker will be Michael Thompson, P.E., senior water resource engineer for the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC’s) Water Resource Planning Section.

The Delaware River Basin provides drinking water for an estimated 14.2 million people, approximately 4% of the total United States population. To supply the public with water, a remarkable feat of engineering has woven together 29,000 miles of water mains in the Basin – enough to circle around the globe.

The DRBC reviewed data collected in the first decade of its water audit program related to “non-revenue water”, which is water treated for distribution and sent to customers, but never registered on customer meters for reasons such as leakage from water mains.

The data and analyses in DRBC’s report show decreasing demand for public water supply despite a growing population. They highlight areas for improvement regarding the efficient use of water resources and room for growth as a water audit program.

Michael Thompson received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College, an MSCE from the University of Notre Dame, and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania. He spent five years as a consulting engineer in the field of environmental remediation, and in 2018 began working as a water resource engineer at the DRBC.

His work is focused on water use planning for the Basin, which includes but is not limited to hydrology, groundwater and surface water availability modelling, sustainability and resiliency, withdrawal data analysis, as well as water audits and water loss conservation.

Following the presentation, the UDC’s monthly business meeting will include status reports from the Delaware River Basin Commission, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, National Park Service, and the UDC Executive Director; discussion of old and new business; and public comment.

All UDC meetings are open to the public.

To request the Zoom link, please contact UDC Administrative Support Stephanie Driscoll at (845) 252-3022 or

Please check or UDC social media pages for any meeting updates.


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