We’ve all seen the effects of the economy on jobs and home ownership, but now it is expanding to our drinking water and sewage system.
New York sewage needs repairs that amount to $75 billion, a portion of which was promised by the federal government. But they aren’t distributing as much as originally planned, and next year the funding will be cut off, leaving the brunt of it on the local governments and taxpayers.
Though we can’t see the sewage problems from where we stand, old rotting pipes and systems that need upgrading prevent the state from reaching the Clean Water Act standards.
Can we really afford to allow cuts that could affect the safety of our drinking water?