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February 24, 2020

Attention waterway stakeholders: Public Comments are due March 2nd for the Citywide/Open Waters CSO Long Term Control Plan which covers the majority of New York Harbor including the Hudson River, Harlem River, Upper New York Bay, Lower New York Bay, Kill van Kull, the East River, and the western por...

February 24, 2020

At a January 29th public meeting in Long Island City, the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) presented its proposed plan for reducing the roughly 11 billion gallons of combined sewer overflow CSO pollution that discharge yearly into the Hudson, Harlem, and East Rivers, the western portion o...

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...

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