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Catskill-Delaware watershed: champagne drinking water for New York City
In the 1980s New York City was in need of new legislation on water management as water quality showed signs of deterioration. Rather than investing in new filtration plants, officials adopted a more progressive approach which would protect the water at source, by acquiring some upstate watershed land and protecting the surrounding forest.