In the News  Archive

Environmental groups to urge NY to invest in water, sewer

December 8, 2015
Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state needs to find tens of billions of dollars to keep its water and sewer systems working well and several environmental groups say lawmakers need to get to work to find the money.

Environmental Advocates of New York, the Adirondack Council and four other organizations are kicking off an effort to persuade leaders in Albany to devote at least $800 million next year toward the cost of repairing and upgrading the state's water infrastructure.

The environmental groups plan to launch a campaign Tuesday to set aside some of the state's recent legal settlements with financial institutions to help address the problem.

Estimates are that New York will need to spend nearly $80 million over the next 20 years to maintain its drinking water and sewer systems.

 

« Back to In the News Archive

Why the Park Matters

On the Blog

In and About the Park

Our Current Projects

Join Us/Donate

Support Adirondack Conservation!

How You Can Help

Take Action

Save the Adirondacks from Acid Rain!

Your donation goes directly to help fund initiatives within the Adirondack Park.   DONATE NOW