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NYC releases its Long-term Control Plan for the Bronx River

After about 6 months of community hearings and review, DEP released its Bronx River Long Term Control Plan in late June. 

Coverage of the plan was provided by City Limits, “City Proposes Nine-Figure Plan to Fight Bronx River Pollution.” July 14, 2015. By Jarrett Murphy. 

The city’s only freshwater river would receive $111 million of work to reduce the impact of sewage overflows and could be designated for more intense recreational use under a plan prepared by the Department of Environmental Protection.

The agency selected the fourth most expensive plan, priced at $111 million. This will involve building pipes to take water that would have been released at two upstream CSO outfall pipes and send it to a different outfall that empties into the East River, where any contaminants are more likely to be diluted.

Read the whole article here.

WNYC and City Limits teamed up on an excellent primer on NYC’s water system this year. Check out the complete series, which includes coverage of the long term control plans, including “Why You Shouldn’t Flush Your Toilet During a Rain Storm,” here

Click here to read the Bronx River Alliance’s comments on DEP’s draft of the Long-term Control Plan.


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