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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 [...]

NRDC’s publication: Waste Less, Pollute Less

SWIM Steering Committee member, Larry Levine of the┬áNatural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)┬árecently released a publication, “Waste Less, Pollute Less: Using Urban Water Conservation to advance Clean Water Act Compliance”. The publication discusses water conservation as a way to lessen the stress on wastewater and stormwater infrastructure that costs billions of dollars to repair, maintain and [...]

New Orleans receive EPA water quality grants

New Orleans environmental and community groups received federal funding along with the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board to address water issues. The EPA allotted $338,000 of funding though the Urban Waters Program to support educational programming about reducing pollutants in Lake Pontchartrain. The funding is being dispersed to: -Global Green stormwater workshops to conduct [...]

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