$300 Million for a Tunnel to Deliver Water to New York City

After navigating some confusion about construction timelines last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio took steps this week to ensure New York City's water security.
January 25, 2017, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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David Giambusso reports: "Mayor Bill de Blasio will allocate $300 million toward the construction of New York City's third water tunnel, following through on assurances he made in April after facing criticism over the tunnel's progress."

The allocation will speed up completion of the tunnel, which is part of the city's ten-year capital plan and will deliver water from upstate. Now the city expects the tunnel to be fully operational by 2025, and available for emergencies by the end of the year.

Mayor de Blasio ran into some controversy in April 2016 when Jim Dwyer reported that the mayor had delayed construction of the tunnel.

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Published on Monday, January 23, 2017 in Politico New York
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