Efforts to improve water quality in NY budget
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Following high levels of the contaminant PFOA in Hoosick Falls drinking water and busted pipes and lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, water quality is taking a forefront in both chambers of New York’s government.
“The older stuff is definitely dilapidated.
Some places like troy still use wooden pipes.
Senate Republicans want to invest three billion more than the governor to prevent water contamination, clean up pollution and protect water sources.
Assembly Democrats are concerned spending more could put New York in a budget hole.
“Does it push our debt limit over our limit, which I think it does and I think that’s something we need to be very mindful of,” Assemblyman John McDonald III said.
Scott says plans are ready to improve water quality in New York, they just need the money to make it happen.
“We need more funding to get the money to pay for all this stuff,” Scott said.
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