New law will help hold water polluters accountable

Gov. Hochul signed legislation to hold drinking water polluters accountable.

The legislation allows local water authorities to take legal action against drinking water polluters for claims that were barred because of the statute of limitations.

Until now, they were able to file legal claims against companies within three years when misconduct or contamination.

The new law will now allow local water authorities to pursue actions against polluters to recover the costs of treatment and filtration.