New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Report Shows High Quality of NYC's Drinking Water

May 28, 2013
tap water
William Warby, flickr

A report from a Hudson Valley environmental group finds that the quality of New York City drinking water remains high, but there are potential threats that need to be monitored.

Riverkeeper has released a multi-year study evaluating New York City’s unfiltered drinking supply, a supply that comes from New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection watersheds

Kate Hudson is watershed program director for Westchester-based Riverkeeper.

NYC DEP To Allow Kayak Storage Along Some Reservoirs

May 11, 2013
CM Mooney, flickr

In an effort to support tourism in the Catskills, boat-rental businesses will be permitted to store kayaks and canoes along four New York City reservoirs.

Patrick Stahl, flickr

A public area in a part of New York’s Ulster County is closed for two weeks to clean up trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Prep Work to Begin for NYC DEP Bypass Tunnel

Jan 20, 2013

Construction work begins this month in two Hudson Valley counties to prepare for a new bypass tunnel. New York City Department of Environmental Protection officials say site-preparation work will soon begin for the Rondout-West Branch Bypass Tunnel, a roughly $1 billion project that will repair leaks in the Delaware Aqueduct. DEP contractors will begin working at sites in Newburgh, in Orange County; and in Wappinger, in Dutchess County, where shafts will be built to allow for the construction of the 2.5-mile bypass tunnel. Last year, DEP purchased several properties off Route 9W in the Town of Newburgh, just north of Pine Road, where it will build one of the shafts. The shaft construction site in the Town of Wappinger, off River Road North, will be built on property already owned by DEP. The site work and bypass construction will be done through a project labor agreement with the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council. The agreement is expected to create roughly 160 jobs.

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