When you go to your favorite beach or fishing spot, are you being exposed to raw sewage? In New York State, you can't be sure - often until it's too late. There is no state law that requires public notification after a sewage overflow has contaminated our waterways or communities. With billions of gallons of sewage being discharged into water bodies from the Great Lakes to Long Island Sound every year, this puts New Yorkers' health at risk. Sewage contains bacteria, parasites, and viruses that can have serious short term and long term health impacts, especially on kids.
The Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act would give everyone in New York the right to know when and where sewage overflows occur, allowing families to avoid unnecessary exposure to harmful sewage pollution. This much-needed and commonsense legislation recently passed the NYS Assembly unanimously, but we still need the NYS Senate to act. More than a dozen states have already passed similar legislation, and New York State must not wait any longer!
Take action today! Email your NYS senator and urge them to support passage of the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act this year.
- Include your name and address.
- Urge your NYS senator to support passage of the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act (S. 6268) this year.
- Ask for a response in writing, informing you of their position.
Identify and email your NYS senator
Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any response, as it helps us track progress. Thanks!
More information on CCE's sewage pollution right to know campaign
Thank you for taking action. Together we make a difference!
Your Friends at CCE