Office of the New York State Comptroller Drinking Water Systems Report
The NYS Comptroller Office issued a report on 2/13/17 about the condition of NY’s drinking water infrastructure. The report focused on the challenges of paying for NYS aging water infrastructure, excessive water loss through this aging infrastructure, and the emerging threats of climate change and cyber-attacks. The report recommended that local officials focus on multiyear financial plans, multiyear capital plans, establishing capital funds, keeping water users informed about system needs and the options used for paying for them, and managing water user rates to meet the system expenses (including infrastructure maintenance) to ensure stability of water services. The report conclusion states the “capital planning is the only realistic path toward effectively maintaining and improving water systems”. Bolton Point has a detailed multiyear capital plan to replace and improve our infrastructure. Staff annually reviews and updates this plan. A portion of your water rate is used to fund the annual capital plan expenses.
The NYS Comptroller drinking water report can be found at http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/pubs/research/drinkingwatersystems.pdf. Please contact General Manger Joan Foote at 607-277-0660 x229 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.