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EPA Provides $335,000 in Technical Assistance to Five Communities for Stormwater and Wastewater Projects

As part of their integrated planning approach to meet Clean Water Act requirements, the U.S. EPA is providing $335,000 in technical assistance to five communities to help them meet their goals for wastewater and stormwater management projects that benefit public health, the environment and the local economy. After evaluating 28 letters of interest, the EPA [...]

Legislation Introduced to Address Urban Flooding Impacts

Reacting to rising national urban flooding impacts, the bipartisan Urban Flooding Awareness Act of 2014 was introduced in Congress last month. The bill is intended to define “urban flooding” and direct FEMA to conduct a nationwide study on the issue with the National Resource Council. The study will evaluate costs associated with flooding events, adequacy [...]

DEP Confirms: Nearby NYCHA Building Discharging Sewage Into Hallets Cove

The NYCDEP released findings this week that untreated sewage from a nearby NYCHA building has been discharging into Hallets Cove in Long Island City. The DEP was working with HarborLAB, a local community organization, to investigate sources of intestinal bacteria found in the Cove. Using blue dye, they were able to confirm that sanitary flow [...]

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