North Shore Water Authority bill advances in State Assembly

By Mark Harrington with Newsday

June 09, 2021

Originally published in Newsday on June 09, 2021.

The state Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would create a North Shore Water Authority that could eventually take on North Shore customers currently served by New York American Water.

The measure, sponsored by Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove), doesn’t provide any immediate path for rate relief, as had legislation pushed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration. A companion bill addressing the North Shore service area also passed the Senate last week. The bill awaits Cuomo's signature.

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