Streams

NYC Sewage Operations Win $220 Million in Stimulus Funding

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

New York City's sewage operations will get freshening up, through $220 million in federal economic stimulus money. With the funds, which are coming to the city through Albany, the city will upgrade equipment at four wastewater treatment facilities, and replace sludge ships, which carry raw sewage to the plants. Governor Paterson says the new sludge vessels will make 1,000 fewer trips a year, saving New York City an estimated $19 million in fuel costs.

They will obviously have engines that have better energy efficiency, which will try to accommodate our inevitable goal of reducing green gas house emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by the year 2050.

The money comes from a $432 million stimulus grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the largest award given to any state in the history of the EPA.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by