Clean Water Infrastructure Act

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New York state’s new budget passed overnight Sunday into Monday includes $500 million in clean water infrastructure. Environmentalists say that while they appreciate the allocation, it’s just a dent in the state’s water infrastructure needs. State officials say it builds on New York’s historic $2.5 billion investment.

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Environmental Advocates of New York says too many water infrastructure projects are waiting in the wings for funding, according to a report released Thursday. The group wants the state legislature to allocate a major increase in funding over previous years.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Municipalities with infrastructure projects that protect or improve local water quality can get some of the $275 million in funding available from New York state.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $2 million to New York state for clean water projects.