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The Future of the Bronx River is in Our Hands

CSO

In early 2015, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be holding a series of meetings to get public input on the Long Term Control Plan, a joint city-state effort to comply with the Clean Water Act by setting water quality goals for the river. We need your help to make sure that this plan reflects the voices of the local community and their vision for a fishable and swimmable river. Download this printable flyer and share this information with your community! 
Stay tuned for detailed information about public meetings on the Bronx River Long Term Control Plan to be held early in 2015.


When there are heavy rains and the sewer system is at full capacity, a diluted mixture of rain water and sewage, known as combined sewage, may overflow into local waterways as a combined sewer overflow (CSO). The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is currently developing CSO Long Term Control Plans (LTCP) that will identify and evaluate alternatives to reduce the impact of CSOs in NYC’s waterbodies and waterway.

At this Annual Citywide Public Meeting, DEP will report on the work performed in 2014 on the individual LTCPs for Alley Creek, Westchester Creek, Hutchinson River, Flushing Creek and the Gowanus Canal and provide a look ahead to the upcoming LTCPs for Bronx River and Coney Island. In addition, DEP will provide an update on its Green Infrastructure program and NYC’s Climate Resiliency Plan.

Join us as we seek your input to improve water quality in the City’s waterbodies.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Please email info@bronxriver.org or call (718) 430-4665
For more information on DEP’s CSO program, please visit the LTCP Program website or follow on Facebook

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