We are in a continual push for investments to our aging water infrastructure, with an emphasis on management, incorporating a great deal of green infrastructure, support programs and incentives for clean water – both for daily living and recreational uses. With water contamination and scarcity issues on the rise, we are actively advocating for the protection of our waterways and their cleanliness.

We are also seeking out ways to better manage wastewater and stormwater during increasingly common extreme weather events. NYLCV encourages upgrades to the infrastructure, and the incorporation of green infrastructure to encourage natural management processes. With that, we aim to ensure the full enforcement of the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law, especially the deliverance of Combined Sewage Overflow notifications.

Outside of the management of our stormwater, we are advocating toward the enactment of a ban on microbeads in all beauty and personal care products. In addition, we promote a plastic bag tax that will also aid in keeping the volume of trash and plastics from winding up in our water systems that not only cause management issues but issues as a whole for the greater environment.