Deparment Of Environmental Protection


The Price of Filtered Water Goes Up

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A plant that will purify water from the NYC's oldest reservoir will cost about three times as much as originally estimated.

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Mayor to Wastewater Workers: Keep Up the Good Work

Monday, December 03, 2012


Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued to thank city workers for their efforts during Sandy when he toured the Oakwood Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant on Staten Island on Monday.

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DEP, Upstate Landowners Discuss Alternative Fracking

Thursday, March 29, 2012

An upstate New York landowners group may have found a way to get around the state's de facto moratorium on shale gas drilling — by using propane instead of water for hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking.

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The Empire

Bloomberg appoints new head of DEP

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg appointed the Department of Environmental Protection's deputy commissioner Carter Strickland, Jr. to the head post earlier today. The mayor's office praised Strickland's "nearly two decades of experience in environmental policy and law in the New York metropolitan region", calling him "instrumental in the development and implementation of the water, air and natural resource initiatives in PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s comprehensive sustainability plan, and was a principal architect of the City’s Green Infrastructure Plan."

“Over the last two years, DEP has risen to new heights – cutting costs while becoming a more efficient and effective agency and helping to drive the Administration’s ambitious sustainability agenda,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “He has the right experience and qualities to be an extremely successful commissioner, with great vision and understanding of the challenges of delivering a vital public service to nine million New Yorkers every day, while protecting their environment and quality of life.”

Strickland takes over for his former boss, Cas Halloway, who himself took over for former Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, who resigned earlier this month.

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