Murphy, Blumenthal applaud EPA grant to monitor water quality at CT beaches
“There is nothing better than a summer day on the Sound. Whether it is tourism, shell fishing or manufacturing, the health of the Sound is vital to our state’s maritime economy. This grant will help protect the water quality along Connecticut’s coast and make sure a healthy Long Island Sound is here for future generations,” the senators said.
The Long Island Sound contributes between $17 billion and $37 billion annually to the local economy, including from sport and commercial fishing, boating, recreation, and tourism.