OSSINING, N.Y. – Through the efforts of State Sen. David Carlucci (D–Westchester/Rockland) and Ossining Town Supervisor Sue Donnelly, a new water conservation project will be put into place. The water used at the John V. Chervokas Spray Park at Louis Engel Waterfront Park will be recycled, rather than sent to the Hudson River.
It is estimated the change will save the town close to $20,000 per year. Necessary changes have been made thanks to a $100,000 grant secured by Carlucci. The grant covered a recycling system which will allow treatment and re-circulation of the water.
The park's cost for water should drop from nearly $25,000 to $5,000 annually, and the park's environmental impact will be greatly reduced.
“Working together with the Town of Ossining, we have found a common sense way to save taxpayers a significant amount of money while making sure to protect our environment,” Carlucci said.
“I was happy to provide critical funding to this project in order to ensure the park will have a lighter environmental footprint by creating a water recycling system. The system will not only conserve water, it will continue to provide a wonderful place for our children to cool down during the summer.”
The first phase of development in the project is scheduled to start after this summer.
“I want to thank Senator Carlucci for providing this critical funding to the Town of Ossining,” Donnelly said. “Working together, we were able to make sure this project will lessen our environmental impact while maintaining a great and affordable place for kids to have fun in Ossining.”