STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — The Long Island Sound is getting a big boost to improve water quality.
Wednesday, federal and state leaders announced a $106 million investment for the sound’s environment and climate resilience.
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The improvements will help Connecticut and New York deal with storm pollution and restore wetlands.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says this will make a huge difference, especially as flooding becomes more severe.
“What we’re able to do in terms — resiliency, preventing flooding, we’re moving our electric substations out of harm’s way, we’re preparing,” he said.
The funding is coming from the recently approved bipartisan infrastructure law.