Last Thursday, Gov. Cuomo announceda series of water quality initiatives that are designed to protect public health and the environment. The state has established a Statewide Water Quality Rapid Response Team to identify and develop plans to swiftly address drinking water contamination problems, and the state will propose regulations to regulate mulch processing facilities to strengthen oversight and safeguard natural resources.

These initiatives are described in this presentation.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“Every New Yorker has a fundamental right to clean and safe drinking water. 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.”