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SWIM’s July 30th Public Meeting

On July 30th 2014, SWIM had a public meeting in Washington Heights, hosted by CLOTH (Community League of the Heights). The focus of the meeting was on green infrastructure and affordable housing. CLOTH revealed their Green 159 Initiative, an initiative to green CLOTH properties on 159th Street. CLOTH is working with SWIM Steering Committee member Robert [...]

A Hudson River swimming pool

The latest issue of the New Yorker featured the +Pool, an ambitious Kickstarter funded project to build a pool on the Hudson River that filters water straight from the river. The designers, Dong-Ping Wong, Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin, have been testing filters but have yet to find something that will filter bacteria [...]

CSOs in NYC featured in Newsweek

Newsweek Magazine recently brought NYC’s combined sewer system to the forefront, highlighting the Gowanus Canal. The canal is home to 13 CSO sites, which contribute 377 million gallons of untreated wastewater and stormwater discharge into the canal every year. The Gowanus area has been experiencing significant residential growth, including a 700-unit luxury apartment complex. Local [...]

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