Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition, Inc
Mission Statement: The Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition strives to protect and improve the waters of New York City’s Croton Watershed, a critical component of the water supply for over half of New York State. We are an alliance of individuals and groups who believe that safe, clean and affordable drinking water is a basic human right.
Who We Are
The Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition, Inc., was formed in 1997, as a 501(c)(3) organization, with the primary goal of preventing the construction, by NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), of a massive, costly chemical treatment/filtration plant for Croton water. With high quality source water such as the Croton, the membership agreed that it would be far more effective and far less costly to protect the water at its source rather than indulge in a huge engineering project that would also require expensive future maintenance.
We comprise over 50 member groups – housing, community, environmental and religious – throughout NYC, Westchester and Putnam Counties.