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Syracuse Mayor calls on state for infrastructure upgrades

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Mayor Stephanie Miner says Syracuse needs state help to upgrade water mains.

In 2016 alone, there were 322 breaks in the city.

Mayor Miner says it's tricky to keep up with because of freezing and thawing, and years of poor maintenance.

She pointed to water problems in Flint, Michigan to highlight the importance of funding fixes

"People started thinking about saving money rather than preserving resources. That should not happen here in New York state, it will not happen in Syracuse, but we need our leaders in New York state to provide the resources," Mayor Miner explained.

There are more than 500 miles of water mains stretching from Skaneateles to Syracuse, carrying what the mayor calls the "purest, cleanest water in the country."

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