Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:59
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8 Million New York City residents get their water from the Catskill Region in upstate New York, where 75% of the land is privately owned, so water quality depends on the actions of landowners.

Cornell Cooperative Extension partners with farmers and other agencies to reduce harmful runoff from farm operations.

Samples are collected and analyzed in the lab. Software-based tools created by Cornell scientists help calculate feed and nutrient plans for farmers.

The planning reduces phosphorus levels in runoff, lowers operating expenses on farms, saves NYC an estimated $10 billion in filtration costs and results in clean drinking water for NYC residents.

It's a win-win-win. For NYC residents, for farmers and for the planet.