January 16, 2018
Statement from Mayor Michael D. Quill on Governor Cuomo's $65 million proposal to address algal bloom crisis in New York lakes including Owasco Lake:
“Protecting our waterbodies and ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water is critical to the health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers. Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State has already taken comprehensive steps to address the growing threat of harmful algal blooms in waterbodies across the state. Now with this $65 million initiative, New York will be even better positioned to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms in Upstate. I thank Governor Cuomo for his continued commitment to solving this growing problem.”
December 21, 2017.
Earlier today in Syracuse, Governor Cuomo unveiled his 12th Proposal of his upcoming 2018 State of the State: Protecting New York's Lakes From Harmful Algal Blooms. The Governor’s proposal will implement a $65 million 4-point initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms in Upstate New York that threaten the recreational use of lakes that are important to upstate tourism, as well as sources of drinking water. Owasco Lake is included in the Governor’s plan.
Statement from Mayor Michael D. Quill on Governor Cuomo’s 12th Proposal of his upcoming 2018 State of the State: Protecting New York's Lakes From Harmful Algal Blooms... “On behalf of the City of Auburn we thank the Governor for his continued partnership on this critical matter. The Governor’s recognition of harmful algal blooms as a significant threat to our public drinking water supplies across the State illustrates that he is keenly in tune with our needs. It was the Governor’s leadership, with the State Legislature’s support, in the last State budget year that allowed for us here in Auburn to immediately implement a new powder activated carbon treatment system which protected our public drinking water supply during the 2017 algal bloom season. The Governor understands that the algal bloom issue is big and
demands serious attention from our State, once again he has stepped forward with a plan of action. We support his action and applaud his leadership” -Michael D. Quill, Mayor