Schumer launches new bill to help protect drinking water

Charles Schumer
FILE - In this July 8, 2015 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State Senator Charles Schumer launched a new bill designed to help protect upstate New York’s drinking water.

Officials report that the new bill will help prevent water contamination, improve water infrastructure and create hundreds of new clean water jobs in New York.

Lawmakers say that the state will invest over $70 Billion over the next 10 years into water infrastructure and lead relief programs. Officials hope that the new Schumer-supported bill will create hundreds of jobs in New York. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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