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.
Outside of the management of our stormwater, we advocated for a ban on plastic bags that will 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.