The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group holds its final general meeting of 2015 this evening at 6:30 p.m., at Mary Star of the Sea, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens. The agenda will include an update from the EPA, a discussion with Alloy Development and New York City’s Departments of Environmental Protection and Parks and Recreation about Alloy’s proposal to… Read more »
Posts Tagged: CSOs
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group fully supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its finding that New York City’s Combined Sewer Overflows are a significant contributor of harmful sediment and Superfund regulated PAHs and metals to the canal. The… Read more »
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.
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.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection submitted the Draft CSO Facility Site Recommendation Reports to the EPA last week, for the RH-034 (head-end of the Gowanus Canal) and OH-007 (mid-Canal) sewer outfall retention tanks. The reports explain the DEP’s site recommendations in detail. You can view PDF copies of the reports by clicking… Read more »
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 »
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 »
The New York City College of Technology’s Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center is holding one if its Breakfast Talks on Friday, May 8th, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., and it may be of interest to people concerned about the future of the Gowanus Canal and New York City’s coastal waters. Here are the details, from BWRC’s promotional materials:… Read more »