The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City of New York have reached a proposed agreement on the siting of two sewer and storm water retention tanks intended to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Gowanus Canal. In addition, the EPA announced that it will hold a public meeting about the agreement on April 25… Read more »
CAG Resolution Requesting 30-Day Comment Period on CSO Retention Tank Siting Decision
At its March, 2016 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Water Quality/Technical Committee, requesting a 30-day public comment period once the EPA and New York City on the siting of a CSO retention tank and related facilities at the north end of the Gowanus Canal: The… Read more »
CAG Resolution on Proposed Siting of CSO Retention Tank at North End of Gowanus Canal
At its March, 2016 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Land Use Committee, on the proposed siting of the retention tank, head house, and related facilities at the north end of the Gowanus Canal. Whereas the United States Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] and the… Read more »
LTCP Annual Citywide Public Meeting – Tuesday, January 12, 6 p.m.
This Tuesday, January 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will hold its annual public meeting on the citywide Long-Term Control Plans, green infrastructure & municipal separate storm-sewer systems. The meeting will take place at: LaGuardia Community College Building E – Poolside Café (use Van Dam Street Entrance) 31-10… Read more »
Ask CityLab: Why Do Sewer Systems Leak Noxious Waste in the Summer?
Here’s a good explainer from CityLab on Combined Sewer Overflows: how combined sewer systems work, why overflows are so problematic, and simple steps you can take to help reduce CSOs. Does the Gowanus Canal make an appearance? You bet.