Hudson Valley News
4:42 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

NYC Mayor Appoints DEP Commissioner

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio at the podium, Emily Lloyd to his right.
Credit Office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

A former New York City Department of Environmental Protection commissioner is returning to the post.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday announced his administration’s appointment to head the New York City DEP - Emily Lloyd. Lloyd served as DEP commissioner from 2005-2009 during the Michael Bloomberg administration. She says her agenda will include the following:

“First, we will strengthen the water-supply infrastructure by continuing work on water tunnel 3 and the repairs to the Delaware Aqueduct. Second, we will work to reduce the impacts of storm water on our residents, businesses, and waterways. Third, we will expand the use of renewable energy both through our own use at DEP’s facilities and by tapping the byproducts of our operations for wider use. And we will maintain an unwavering focus on helping those still living with the aftermath of  Sandy.”

DEP manages New York City’s drinking water supply, from the Catskill, Delaware, and Croton watersheds.