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Governor’s Initiative to Protect New York's Lakes from HABs

  • 9 January 2018
  • ckearns

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a $65 million initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Upstate New York. Twelve priority lakes that are vulnerable to HABs and are critical sources of drinking water and vital tourism drivers were chosen as priority waterbodies because they represent a wide range of conditions and vulnerabilities and the lessons learned will be applied to other impacted waterbodies moving forward.

New Phone System at NYRWA

  • 29 November 2017
  • ckearns

NYRWA has a new phone system with new extension numbers. When calling the office please listen carefully to the greeting for the correct extension number of the person you would like to reach. Below is a list for your reference.


Cheryl Kearns              Member Services                          100          

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • 22 November 2017
  • ckearns

The New York Rural Water Association will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Board and Staff wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tax Reform Update

  • 20 November 2017
  • scalera

 Both the House and Senate tax reform proposals repeal advance refunding bonds after 2017.  Public water and sewer utilities issued about $45 billion in advance refunding bonds from 2012 to 2016.  According to some bond writers’ groups, if advance refunding bonds are repealed, “municipal bond issuers would be challenged to manage interest rate risks and the cost of borrowing for state and local governments would skyrocket,” and would “likely drive many issuers into the swaps and derivatives mar