December 5, 2017




Riverkeeper: New water ‘vision’ for New York

ALBANY – The Riverkeeper environmental organization called for new strategies to protect high quality water at its source, conserving water at the tap, and paying for needed investments equitably.

Group President Paul Gallay said the state allocated $2.8 billion to fix aging water infrastructure and the next step is to preserve the resource going forward.

“We are working with the communities upriver that take their drinking water from the Hudson to make sure they are protecting that drinking water so that it’s safe and secure for over 100,000 people,” Gallay said on Monday. “We are working with the state on new contaminants that we are just starting to learn about that we haven’t go proper restrictions on.”  

Riverkeeper presented testimony on its water vision to state Assembly oversight committees in Albany on Monday.


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