Lifton Statement on $4.8 million in State Funding to Upgrade Cortland Water Infrastructure

August 10, 2017

“Ensuring our communities have safe, accessible water is one of the most important challenges we face today; it has been a priority of mine since I began serving in the state Assembly. While water infrastructure is deteriorating throughout our state and nation, we must step up and provide our communities with the tools and resources needed to address the problem, enhancing and upgrading our systems. The Clean Water Infrastructure Act is a critical component of New York’s responsible environmental policy, and I was pleased to vote for this much-needed state funding. The nearly $4.8 million the City of Cortland can access is a great step, and I will continue fighting for funds to strengthen our water systems and protect the public health.”