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Greenburgh Plans To Cut Water Use With $1.9M Grant

Greenburgh will work with New York City to cut water consumption by 5 percent/
Greenburgh will work with New York City to cut water consumption by 5 percent/ Photo Credit: Flickr User Canadianfamily

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – The town is looking to work with New York City to cut water consumption by 5 percent. Greenburgh may receive up to $1.9 million in grant funds from New York City.

The Town Board met with the New York City Environmental Protection Agency (watershed protection programs) at the Town Board work session on Tuesday Oct. 21. The town purchases water from New York City. DEP is working to achieve a 5 percent reduction in consumption by 2019 as part of its water for the future program. DEP also wants to help communities like Greenburgh with water conservation and demand management. The city is offering to make available to the town (at no cost) its consultant, who will work with the town in developing a water conservation plan.

In addition, Greenburgh’s water district will be eligible to receive $1.9 million dollars in grant funds that have been earmarked for the implementation of a water conservation initiative. Measures proposed for implementation would provide sustained and additional reductions over time.

The Town Board will be asked to approve an agreement with New York City, which will likely happen next month.

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