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Retailers Get More Time To Enforce New Water Bottle Law

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York officials are giving retailers until Nov. 8 to comply with the new requirement for nickel deposits on water bottles.

Department of Environmental Conservation spokesperson Maureen Wren calls it "a grace period" to allow the supply chain to catch up to the requirement but says those who can should comply sooner.

Last week, a federal judge lifted an injunction against enforcing the new deposit law effective Oct. 31.

All containers of water under a gallon will have a 5-cent refundable deposit, as beer and soda containers have for years.

The Food Industry Alliance of New York State says the state's 21,000 food stores need time to reprogram cash registers and bottle return machines.

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