Protecting New York's Watershed

Monday, October 22, 2007

December 19, 2003
The city is buying up more land upstate in the ongoing effort to keep city water clean.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the city will spend an additional $25 million for land in the Croton watershed. That's enough to keep up to 700 acres free of development and pollution in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess County.
Since 1997, the city has bought more than 50,000 acres under the Land Acquisition Program.
The Croton watershed supplies 10 percent of the city's water.