Fact Sheets on the Six CSO Long Term Control Plans Approved by NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation in March 2017:
A. SWIM LTCP Update Fact Sheet A brief guide to NY DEC’s Abrupt Approval of six flawed CSO Long Term Control Plans
B. SWIM’s Assessment of each of the Six flawed CSO Long Term Control Plans:
- Alley Creek Plan
- Bronx River Plan
- Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek Plans
- Gowanus Canal Plan
- Hutchinson River Plan
C. S.W.I.M. Clean Water Steward Workbook Citizen’s Guide to the City’s CSO Long Term Control Plans
D. Community Letter to New York State DEC regarding Clean Water Goals and Actions for New York City’s Combined Sewer System
Open Sewer Atlas Project:
- NYC Open Sewer Atlas Progress Report Oct 2014 NYC Open Sewer Atlas presents progress report at October 30th 2014 SWIM Public Meeting
- NYC Open Sewer Atlas Progress Report NYC Open Sewer Atlas presents progress report at July 30th 2014 SWIM Public Meeting
Presentation Docs/Fact Sheets/Comment Letters: 2007 – 2014:
- CLOTH & C&A Presentation to SWIM CLOTH presents Green 159 at July 30th 2014 SWIM Public Meeting
- SWIM OIUS comments Comments from S.W.I.M. to NYC Dept of City Planning regarding the Open Industrial Uses Study draft report
- HEP CAC letter Letter from the Citizen Advisory Committee of the New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program regarding the proposal to loan $511 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the NY State Thruway
- DEP Water Infrastructure meeting Presentation from June 2014 Water Infrastructure Committee meeting
- LTCP Timelines NYC DEP’s timeline for LTCP submission as of June 2014
- MS4 for Dummies A guide to Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
- MS4 Sample Comment Letter A sample letter to send to DEC regarding the MS4 program
- RCNY § 105 01 DEP Application for the Green Roof Tax Abatement Program. Spring applications due March 15th, 2014
- NYC’s Green Past, Present and Future – Spring 2014 Robert Crauderueff’s article in the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities publication of Living Architecture Monitor, Spring 2014 edition
- DEC letters re Alley Creek – Letters from DEC regarding Alley Creek LTCP lawsuit
- Petition – NYCDEP v. Martens -2014 (Feb. 21) – NYC DEP v. Martens 2014 legal papers- DEC’s rejection of the Alley Creek CSO LTCP
- S.W.I.M. Public Meeting February 6th 2014 – meeting notes
- SWIM Strategic Planning Results Summary – presentation from Feb. 6th 2014 S.W.I.M. public meeting
- SWIM Mayoral Transition Letter – a letter to Transition NYC Co-Chairs Carl Weisbrod and Jennifer Jones Austin regarding Green Infrastucture Initiatives
- Minds in the Gutter – our growing gallery of designs for the public-right-of-way (link takes you to external site)
- S.W.I.M. Coalition (revised April 2010) Fact Sheet on Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)
- S.W.I.M. Coalition’s Estimate of Costs and Suggested Alternatives for PlaNYC’s Green Roof Tax Abatement, circulated 03/04/09
- S.W.I.M. Coalition Stormwater Summit Summary, 06/30/08
- Sustainable Stormwater Legislation (Intros 628, 629, 630) Fact Sheet and Summary, circulated 10/29/07
- NYC Open Sewer Atlas presentation – Pratt Center for Community Development and S.W.I.M. Coalition collaborative project, the NYC Open Sewer Atlas. The project was announced at the SWIM Public Meeting on May 12th, 2014
- Green Edge Presentation (2-6-14)– NRDC presentation on the 2013 Green Edge Report
- NRDC letter in support of City Council Legislation Intro 1088– road and sidewalk green infrastructure legislation
- Greening Vacant Lots Planning and Implementation Strategies – New York City Soil and Water Conservation District (2012)
- Riverkeeper report on sewage contamination in the Hudson River Estuary, How Is the Water?
- Rooftops to Rivers: Green Strategies for Controlling Stormwater and Combined Sewer Overflows from NRDC
- Bronx River Ecological Restoration and Management Plan Bronx River Alliance
- A Citizen’s Guide to the Sewershed Lower East Side Ecology Center
- Sustainable Raindrops: Cleaning New York Harbor by Greening the Urban Landscape Riverkeeper
- Rapid Assessment of the Cost Effectiveness of Low Impact Development for CSO Control by Montalto et al., in Landscape and Urban Planning 82 (2007)
- On July 31, 2015 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation issued the final MS4 permit to the City of New York. If you would prefer the shorter “fact sheet”, you can find it here.
- In September 2010, NYC DEP released its NYC Green Infrastructure Plan to integrate Green Infrastructure into the city’s efforts to combat Combined Sewer Overflow.
- Here is the DEP’s July 2013 Update on the GI Plan implementation.
- Local Law 5– A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to developing and implementing a sustainable stormwater management plan, 2008
- The Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan was outlined in 2008’s Local Law 5 and completed by the Mayor’s Interagency Best Management Practices (BMP) Task Force in December 2008.
- Long Term Control Plans (LTCP), required by the EPA for cities with Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO), address the waterbodies of NYC and their drainage basins and develop a comprehensive plan for each. At various stages of approval, the website contains draft and planning documents by waterbody. (universal password “watershed”)
- High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines, an internationally recognized green building reference for roadway and underground infrastructure published by NYC Department of Design and Construction in October 2005.
- New York City Street Design Manual, a comprehensive resource for promoting higher quality street designs and more efficient project implementation released in May of 2009 by NYC Department of Transportation.
- Sustainable New York City – The Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination and the Design Trust for Public Space produced this document which uses case studies to demonstrate the value of adopting environmentally sustainable practices into everyday municipal operations.
- US Environmental Protection Agency Municipal Handbook – a series of documents to help local officials implement green infrastructure in their communities.