NYNY drinking water needs to be re-evalined to determine if it is safe for people to drink, an environmental group said on Thursday.
The group, the New York City Water Coalition, said in a statement that the state’s drinking water systems are in dire need of a complete overhaul.
The coalition’s president, Brian Groskin, said NYNY’s drinking-water system is one of the most polluted in the country, with a combined annual emissions of nearly 8.5 million tons of carbon dioxide, or about two percent of the country’s total emissions.
The EPA says that’s equivalent to burning more than 2 million metric tons of coal a year.
Groskins group said the state needs to get rid of a lot of the existing pollution that is causing problems in the city’s water systems.
We’re calling for a comprehensive re-examination of our city’s drinking system that includes the re-introduction of a water quality assessment that will measure and quantify the water quality in every single home, Groski said in the statement.
“New York City’s drinking supply is so polluted that it cannot continue to be the clean drinking water of the nation,” Grosko said.
“The city needs to re-examine its water system.”