Press Release: Save the Sound Dismayed by Suffolk County Legislature’s Inaction on Generational Opportunity

A 10-7 party line vote during Tuesday’s meeting of the Suffolk County legislature didn’t kill the Water Quality Restoration Act, but the decision to recess rather than resolve the proposal guarantees this essential piece of legislation will not be added to the November ballot. The legislature is not scheduled to meet again until September, well […]

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The Legislative Session in New York Has Ended; Our Work on Ensuring the Strongest Policy Protections Has Not

This blog was updated from our end-of-session press release, which we issued on Saturday, June 10. It was the middle of Thursday afternoon, on what was intended to be the final day of the legislative session in New York, when Governor Kathy Hochul stood beside several of her commissioners and acknowledged that everywhere across the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Win for Sewage-Free Waters in Westchester

Federal Judge Declines to Relieve New Rochelle, Pelham Manor, Larchmont, and Town of Mamaroneck of Responsibility for Sewage Pollution; Save the Sound’s Case Can Proceed Mamaroneck, NY – Save the Sound announced today that the motion to dismiss brought by four towns that comprise the New Rochelle Sewer District in Save the Sound’s Clean Water […]

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164 Sewage Spills in Westchester and counting…

There have been over 164 government-documented sewage spills in Westchester County since 2010. That’s approximately one reported spill every three weeks, and we know of many more that have gone unreported.

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99 sewage spills. Where do they come from?

There have been 99 documented sewage spills in Westchester since 2010…and still counting.

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SAVE THE SOUND SUES WESTCHESTER COUNTY OVER CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS

Save the Sound’s legal complaint alleges health risks and environmental harm from repeated release of untreated sewage.

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New York’s Clean Water Budget – A Chance to Fix Sewer Leaks Across the State

Towns around Long Island Sound and all over New York State are plagued with sewage leaks from aging wastewater infrastructure. The need is dire. In fact, 61 out of New York’s 62 counties have applied for state funding to help pay for badly-needed projects to protect public health and keep beaches open. The problem is, […]

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Now Is the Time! Check for Sewage Overflows

It’s pouring rain across our region, which makes this a great time to go outside and check to see how your local sewer infrastructure is holding up.

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