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Water needs, worries political focus for Gibson

Congressman wants talk about reservoirs from all quarters

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Touring the newly reconfigured 19th Congressional District after taking office in January, U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson noticed widespread dissatisfaction on one specific issue: water.

The new district is home to most of New York City’s massive watershed, responsible for pumping 1.2 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water into the city each day.

“Following tropical storms Irene and Lee,” said Stephanie Valle, a spokeswoman for the congressman, “a lot of upstate residents felt the city’s ...

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