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Drinking water protection

‘Green amendment’ passed with overwhelming voter support, but its impacts remain uncertain

by Nov 16, 2021
New Yorkers will have a constitutional right to “clean air and water, and a healthful environment” at the start of the new year, but what will that mean as a practical matter?

County should protect drinking water by using sewer stabilization fund to construct sewers

by Jul 14, 2020
The county can use the sewer stabilization fund to protect groundwater quality by constructing new sewers. Guest column by former county executive Steve Levy

‘Callous and tone deaf’: Bellone blasts Amper and environmental groups over plan to divert Drinking Water Protection Program funds

by Jul 11, 2020
Should sales tax revenues set aside for Suffolk’s environmental protection programs be diverted to help plug a huge — and growing — hole...

Proposals to divert sales tax revenue from environmental funds to plug county budget gap may go to voters in November

by Jun 23, 2020
County Executive Steve Bellone is proposing to use Suffolk County drinking water protection program funds over the next three years to help plug a "catastrophic" gap in the county budget and stabilize county property taxes. If the measures gain legislative approval, they will be on the ballot in November for voters to decide.

Cuomo announces proposal for $2 billion to protect drinking water

by Jan 10, 2017
The drinking water protection funds would provide, among other things, money for advanced wastewater treatment systems to address nitrogen loading on Long Island.