The recently-approved New York state budget includes a doubling of investments in water infrastructure. Environmental groups and others are applauding the increase.
The enacted budget invests $350 million over the next two years to help communities upgrade and maintain drinking and wastewater infrastructure. First established in 2015, the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act is a three-year grant program started with an original investment of $200 million. Dan Shapley is Water Quality Program Manager for Westchester County-based environmental group Riverkeeper.