Friday, February 8, 2019

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Environmental group says New York needs more water infrastructure money

ALBANY – Environmental Advocates of New York issued a report on the state’s water infrastructure upgrade needs and while the state has provided millions over the last three years, more is needed.

Robert Hayes, who drafted the report “Untapped Potential,” said the Hudson Valley is in drastic need of more money to upgrade its water infrastructure.

“The Hudson Valley is absolutely an epicenter of the water infrastructure crisis,” Hayes said. “So many river towns with old sewage pipes spilling millions if not billions of gallons of raw sewage into the Hudson every single year, is a serious problem that we need to address and protect the clean water that we have been endowed.”

Environmental Advocates of New York is calling on the state budget to include $2.5 billion to aid in the upgrade of antiquated water infrastructure around the state.


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