Last week Governor Cuomo signed legislation that will require publicly owned sewage treatment plants and sewer systems to notify the general public whenever the facility discharges untreated or partially treated sewage.

The “Sewage Pollution Right To Know” law is designed to protect New Yorkers by increasing awareness when discharges that may affect public health occur, allowing the general public to make informed decision about fishing, swimming and recreating in affected waterways.

Sounds like just what we need around here, considering the frequent discharges form our Waste Water Treatment Plant.