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.

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