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Mission Statement DEP manages the city's water supply, providing more than 1 billion gallons of water each day to more than 9 million residents, including 8 million in New York City. Learn more
DEP Strategic Plan This Strategic Plan, and the 100 distinct initiatives it contains, explains how the Department of Environmental Protection will achieve its goal to become the safest, most effective, cost-efficient, and transparent water utility in the nation over the next four years and beyond. Learn more
Climate Resiliency Recent storms, including Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in 2011, demonstrate that the city’s water and wastewater system has vulnerabilities to extreme weather that must be addressed. To prepare for the future, DEP began implementing climate change resiliency measures early, in 2008 with the Climate Change Program Assessment and Action Plan. Learn more
DEP Offices The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is a City agency of nearly 6,000 employees. Learn more
The Commissioner Carter Strickland was appointed to be the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection on August 17, 2011. Learn more
Weekly Pipeline Newsletter DEP's Weekly Pipeline is the agency newsletter for all DEP employees and for environmental stakeholders who want to keep in the loop on what DEP is up to. Learn more
DEP Alumni Association This Alumni Association is open to anyone who has worked for DEP. By becoming an Alumni Association member, you’ll stay connected to what’s happening at DEP and will be able to keep in touch with your fellow alumni.
Language Access Plan the Department of Environmental Protection's language access implementation plan.
OpX Phase 1 Report “Operational Excellence (OpX): The Best Always Do Better,” is an opportunity for DEP to take employee ideas and best practices from water utilities across the globe to continue to achieve the agency’s goal of being the “safest, most productive, cost-effective, and transparent water utility in the nation.” Download the report