Sewer Overflows


Making the City’s Waterways Cleaner for the Public

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Department of Environmental Protection believes the city’s waterways will be safer as a result of two new initiatives. It has completed a venture that will reduce the discharge of untreated wastewater into city’s harbors, while the state Legislature passed a bill Thursday that will give the public the right to know when such pollutants spill into local waters. 



Pollution Continues to Cause Closures at Region's Beaches

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New York's beaches have the seventh worst water quality in the nation because of pollution from storm runoff and sewer overflows, according to the annual beach report from the Natural Resources Defence Council.

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