Water: Nonpoint Source Success Stories
State Funding Programs New York's Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act
|New York's 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act devoted $1.75 billion to protect and restore the state's environment. Of that amount, $790 million in funding is devoted to clean water projects to help carry out existing management plans for major water resources. Funds are available for municipal wastewater treatment improvement, pollution prevention, agricultural and nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control, and aquatic habitat restoration. Significant support is available to acquire open space that protects water resources, acquire public parklands, and protect farmland. Funding is also available to help small businesses protect the environment, help small municipalities address flood control, and improve the safety of dams throughout New York.
The Bond Act also specifically devotes $355 million for safe drinking water projects. These funds include $265 million for a revolving loan fund and $90 million for state assistance payments to economically distressed water systems upgrading their drinking water facilities.
For more information on New York's Clean Water Bond Act, see www.dec.state.ny.us/ website/bondact/ index.html.