Leaders in Monroe County support investment in state's water infrastructure

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Water is a valuable asset in New York.

That is why local leaders teamed up with Rebuild NY Now on Thursday to launch a statewide campaign to invest in the state's water infrastructure.

They say protecting and enhancing our water infrastructure will go a long way in helping to boost the economy.

"It's our view that protecting our water supply at their source really offers major economic benefits and helps NY protect and steward our most valued asset," said Jim Howe of the Nature Conservancy in New York.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo said it's important to take care of critical infrastructures such as water.

"We talk about businesses, we want to attract businesses here," Dinolfo said. "And you know what they look for when they come to Monroe County, they want to talk about the water because that's a valuable resource we have here in Monroe County."

The Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 would invest a record $2 billion in critical water infrastructure across New York.

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