STATEMENT FROM U.S. REP. JOHN KATKO ON DRINKING WATER UPGRADE IN AUBURN & OWASCO
SYRACUSE, NY – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding this afternoon's announcement to upgrade drinking water systems in Auburn and Owasco:
“I'm glad to hear that additional money will be allocated to deal with algal toxicity in Owasco Lake. This much-needed funding will help maintain safe drinking water for thousands of Central New Yorkers. I have repeatedly raised this issue with state officials, and I'm glad to see them responding to the needs of Cayuga County citizens. I will continue to stay engaged on this vital issue.
"Owasco Lake's troubles, along with a host of other examples around the country, point to the need to improve our water infrastructure. I have advocated for robust funding for the primary federal grant programs that support water infrastructure, and will continue to pursue every opportunity to ensure access to clean water for our region, and the nation as a whole."
Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and a portion of Oswego County. For more information, please visit https://katko.house.gov or www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko.