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Critics Slam City Plan to Reduce Sewage Spills

The DEC signed a consent agreement in 1992 to address CSOs, but the debate over costs and benefits is still heated. Twenty years and five revisions later, the DEP began developing long-term control plans (LTCPs) to identify targets for each CSO-affected waterway. Three have been submitted to the DEC so far, but DEP has already [...]

New York State Proposing a New Water Quality Standard for the City’s Worst Waters

This week, DEC published a proposal to upgrade the “water quality standards” for certain waters in New York City – generally, the worst-performing waters (levels “SD” and “I”). The State noted the Clean Water Act’s requirements that all waters achieve “swimmable” water quality levels when it issued this proposal. For many waters — such as [...]

Annual Citywide Public Meeting on New York City’s CSO Long Term Control Plans

The DEP is holding its annual citywide public meeting on New York City’s CSO Long Term Control Plan this month: Thursday, 11 December 2014 Hostos Community College Savoy Multi-Purpose room 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 6:00pm to 8:00pm At this Annual Citywide Public Meeting, DEP will report on the work performed in 2014 on [...]

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