NYLCV Reacts to the Suffolk County Legislature Failing to Place the Water Quality Restoration Act on the November Ballot

We are deeply disappointed in the Suffolk County Legislature for refusing to place the Water Quality Restoration Act on the ballot this November. Suffolk County has a major issue with nitrogen in their water and hundreds of thousands of residents are in desperate need of septic system replacement or a transition to sewers, which is why it is NYLCV’s top priority in Suffolk County. Business, labor, and environmental groups, as well as the residents, all support this measure, and we and our partners fought for – and won – state legislation to empower Suffolk County to move forward. But some members of the County Legislature chose to play politics and in doing so stripped residents of the power to tackle the water quality crisis happening in their own backyard. We strongly encourage the Suffolk County Legislature to call a special meeting in the coming week to right this wrong.