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Bills Approved In Westchester To Help Protect NYC Water

The Hudson River in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

The Hudson River in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – New York City water is getting new attention in Westchester.

The Westchester County Board of Legislators have approved five separate bills that will each extend an inter-municipal agreement between the county and one of the towns that are part of the agreement to protect New York City water.

“New York City has put money on the table to protect their drinking water. The east of Hudson communities received $38 million,” said county legislator Mike Kaplowitz. “This is an opportunity in partnership with the county and the local towns to come up with environmentally sensitive and appropriate projects.”

WCBS 880′S Catherine Cioffi reports: Kaplowitz Says NYC’s Water Is Westchester’s Water

The communities are mostly along the Croton and Kensico reservoirs. Kaplowitz called it “a good day for water molecules.”

The bill extends the agreement until July 11, 2016.