New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he is launching statewide water quality initiative.
According to the governor’s office, it is creating a Statewide Water Quality Rapid Response Team to identify and develop plans to quickly address critical drinking water contamination concerns and related groundwater and surface water contamination problems.
“Every New Yorker has a fundamental right to clean and safe drinking water,” said Governor Cuomo. “Water is a priceless resource that requires the highest levels of protection, and I am proud to continue this administration’s legacy of standing up for the environment. We are taking aggressive and proactive steps to ensure clean and healthy communities throughout the state – both for current residents and for generations to come.”