Glen Cove, NY – Assemblymember Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) issued the following statement following the passage today of A07654 establishing a North Shore Water Authority which would take over the assets and functions currently provided by New York American Water.
“This legislation will ultimately lead to financial relief for overburdened ratepayers in the villages of Sea Cliff, Old Brookville, Roslyn Harbor and the hamlets of Glenwood Landing and Glen Head who are currently serviced by American Water, a private water utility.These residents are frustrated by having to pay exorbitant water rates while experiencing constant disruptions in service.In addition to providing rate relief, public water authorities have been successful in protecting, preserving and enhancing the quality and quantity of water on Long Island.”
Assemblymember Charles Lavine represents New York’s 13th Assembly District in Nassau County. He presently serves as Chair of the Judiciary Committee and is a member of the Committee on Codes, Ethics and Guidance, Rules and Insurance. Lavine previously served as Chair of the Election Law Committee, Chair of the Committee on Ethics and Guidance, co-Chair of the New York State Legislative Ethics Commission and as Chair of the bipartisan Taskforce that produced the Assembly Speaker’s Policy on Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Discrimination.