Ra Says Bill Establishing Framework for Public Water Authority a Positive Step, More Work to Be Done

A Statement by Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square)

“While this legislation represents a good first step toward authorizing a municipal takeover of New York American Water operations, there’s much more work to do to protect ratepayers on Long Island. We need to work quickly to relieve utility customers of the burdensome special franchise tax. And while I’m pleased that a bipartisan consensus has emerged around municipal water for Nassau County, we need both houses of the Legislature to get on the same page and pass corresponding bills to actually get it done. I’m focused on that.”