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BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER N.Y.
New York State consists of over 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds and reservoirs, nearly 600 miles of ocean and Great Lake coastline, and 1,500 square miles of marine estuaries and over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. In 1972 Congress passed the Clean Water Act to monitor water quality nationally but places the responsibility primarily on the states. Over the past 40 years the NYSDEC has funded hundreds of projects to improve water quality in New York.