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The Newtown Creek Digester Eggs: A Tour Summary

The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn hosted its 4th annual Valentine’s Day Digester Eggs Tour last weekend, giving a total of three packed tours of “the biggest, the newest and the best” wastewater treatment plant in New York City. The event has been winning the hearts of residents from all boroughs since […]

Is It Safe To Use Rain Barrel Water To Irrigate Your Garden Edibles?

According to recent data collected by scientists from Australia’s University of Melbourne, irrigation with stormwater is feasible, as long as appropriate crops are selected and soils are frequently turned over. In an experiment using highly polluted “synthetic” stormwater, they found that the crops and parts of crops used in the experiment varied in contamination levels, […]

DEP Announces 2014 Green Infrastructure Grant Winners, Awards $3 Million

DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced last week that six community-based stormwater management practices have been selected to receive over $3 million through the Green Infrastructure Grant program. The selected projects are expected to prevent more than 6 million gallons of stormwater a year from entering our combined sewers, reducing pollution in the East River, Gowanus […]

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