11-9 Hearing – Green Infrastructure: NYC is the last to “Get It”

October 21st, 2011 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Project Green, Water Committee

NYSDEC & NYCDEP Reach Innovative Draft Agreement to

Improve New York Harbor Water Quality

Agreement Will Result In an Estimated $2.4 Billion in Green Infrastructure Over 20 Years and More Than $1.6 Billion in Gray Infrastructure Projects to Reduce CSOs

Public Comment Period on Proposal Begins Today; Public Meeting Set for November 9

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection reached a draft agreement to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO) into area water bodies, the agencies announced today. The agreement modifies New York City’s approach to improving harbor water quality, under which the city will invest an estimated $187 million in green infrastructure projects by 2015, part of a planned $2.4 billion public and private investment over the next 20 years. The city will also complete work on approximately $1.6 billion in gray infrastructure projects.  A public comment period on the proposal begins today and runs through November 18.

DEC is holding a public meeting on the draft consent order on November 9 at 6 pm. The meeting will be held at DEC’s Region 2 Annex Building located at 11-15 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. Public comments on the draft agreement can be emailed togekline@gw.dec.state.ny.us or faxed to 518-402-9029.

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  1. One Response to “11-9 Hearing – Green Infrastructure: NYC is the last to “Get It””

  2. By karen on Oct 21, 2011

    So, let me get this straight. And I am really happy after all these years (20, 30, or more) of doing nothing, the NYC DEP thinks that the combination of public and private investors can spend $2.4 billion over 20 years and this is good. Why?

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