The Governor of New York has signed legislation which will see US$2.5 billion invested in drinking water infrastructure, clean water infrastructure and water quality protection across the state.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Clean Water Infrastructure Act last month, which will help fund local infrastructure construction projects, address water emergencies, and investigate and mitigate emerging contaminants to ensure access to clean, drinkable water for all New Yorkers.
It includes more than US$1.5 billion in grants for water infrastructure improvements and a US$75 million rebate program which encourages home owners and small businesses to replace and upgrade aging septic systems.
US$40 million has also been set aside for the construction of sewer systems in Smithtown and Kings Park.
“Clean water is an issue of paramount national importance, and New York is once again leading the nation with this bold investment to strengthen the infrastructure of our water systems and protect the long-term health, sustainability and economic vitality of communities across the state,” Governor Cuomo said.
“This funding will provide New York’s cities, towns and villages with modernised, sustainable water systems – protecting our precious resources and securing a healthier future for all New Yorkers.”
For more information visit the NY Department of Environmental Conservation website.
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