News, Notes & E-Blasts

October 30, 2017

Calling All Waterway Advocates! Mark your calendar for Nov. 15, 6 - 8 PM. NYC DEP’s Annual, Citywide CSO Meeting is our chance to sound off on the City’s deeply flawed sewage overflow control plans.  

The City's proposed CSO Long Term Control Plans will not make our waterways safe for recreational ac...

October 30, 2017

Over the summer, a delegation of SWIM Coalition member organizations met with NYC City Council members, Borough Presidents, and representatives of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to discuss the City’s Combined Sewer Overflow Long Terms Control Plans (CSO LTCP’s) and Green Infrastructure Plans.

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October 30, 2017

On August 1, DEC approved yet another flawed LTCP.  The city and state did not disclose this until very recently, when SWIM asked for a status update.  The approved plan will not reduce the volume of CSO discharges into Westchester Creek by even one gallon for the foreseeable future, beyond projects...

October 30, 2017

As NYS DEC approves many of NYC DEP’s CSO ( Combined Sewer Overflow ) Long Term Control Plans, one remains in limbo: the Coney Island Creek LTCP. There have been multiple correspondences between NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)  and the New York State Department of Environmental Cons...

September 16, 2016

The New York City Water Trail Association, a non-profit group of citizen scientists that test water quality throughout the NY Harbor shoreline, reported alarming results last week.

A 0.4 inch rainfall on September 14 seems like it was enough rain to cause a combined sewer overflow event in Flushing...

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