Join the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a public meeting on the Citywide & East River/Open Waters Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). The goal of the LTCP is to better understand the water quality impacts of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and to evaluate various CSO controls. The meeting will include a presentation and… Read more »
Minutes of the November 4, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee
Last month Terri put together a meeting on the phone with NYSDEC. Water Quality FOILed information about some of what was said, re: 20,000 waterbodies and not enough time. Since 2012, when the CAG submitted a resolution requesting reclassification of the Gowanus Canal, there have been eight requests for reclassification submitted to NYSDEC; four of them were… Read more »
New York City releases final NYC Stormwater Management Program Plan
Earlier today, the City of New York submitted the final version of its NYC Stormwater Management Program Plan to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Plan is intended to guide the continued improvement of the health of New York Harbor. The Plan is the City’s first comprehensive effort to reduce pollution in… 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 »
Swimmable? Maybe some day. But we’re resolved that Gowanus Canal water quality improves.
In light of the second Gowanus Canal swim this year by clean-water activist Christopher Swain, we thought we’d reiterate that the first resolution passed by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, way back in March 2012, was a call to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of… Read more »
NYC DEP Releases Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan for the Gowanus Canal
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Wastewater Treatment has released the Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan for the Gowanus Canal. Click the image below to view a PDF copy of the 265-page report.
NYC DEP Reveals Proposed Sites for Gowanus Canal CSO Retention Tanks
New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver revealed the proposed sites for two large retention tanks intended to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Gowanus Canal at the June meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group this past Tuesday evening. The tanks, a remedy ordered… Read more »
NYC DEP Presentation on the CSO Long-Term Control Plan for the Gowanus Canal
On May 14th, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection held a second public meeting on the Gowanus Canal Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan, at P.S. 32 in Carroll Gardens. You can download a copy of NYC DEP’s presentation here. The presentation included updates on completed and planned city investments in water-quality improvements,… Read more »