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January 14, 2020

On Wednesday, January 29th, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will present its proposed plan to reduce sewage pollution that discharges from the City's combined sewer system into some of the largest water bodies across all five boroughs.

The waterways in this plan are: the Hudson...

January 6, 2020

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing to remove protections for primary contact recreation in many of NYC’s waterways. That’s right. After making some progress toward stronger water quality standards over the last four years, DEC is now trying to backtrack ra...

October 31, 2019

SWIM's quarterly public meeting was hosted by Waterfront Alliance on October 29th, the 7th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. An appropriate time and place to talk about stormwater matters! We talked about the City Council bill Intro 1620 calling for a 5 Borough Shoreline Resilience Plan and the publi...

October 22, 2019

We’ve been blogging about the City’s water rate study for quite some time now and calling on the NYC DEP for many years to conduct a study that would explore how the City can restructure our existing sewer charge to equitably account for a property’s stormwater runoff and its impact on the City's se...

October 9, 2019

On Tuesday October 15th, the New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting to receive input on the future health of Upper and Lower NY Harbor, Hudson River, Harlem River, East River, Kill van Kull, Arther Kill and the western portion of Long Island Sound. The Citywide Co...

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