"$4.2 Billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act is the first bond act since the 1990s"
"ALBANY — The $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Energy, Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act was overwhelmingly passed by voters — and lawmakers said it will not result in a tax increase.
The act, which early totals posted Tuesday night showed was winning 1,476,086 to 520,154, will devote millions of dollars for water infrastructure improvements across the state, with at least $200 million earmarked for upgrading wastewater systems. Roughly $250 million will pay for local stormwater projects — especially in areas prone to flooding.
Other projects include replacing lead service lines that provide water to residences. Many of those antiquated pipes remain in older cities and neighborhoods and can expose residents to lead-contaminated water."