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Mission Statement of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution.

DEP is a New York City agency of nearly 6,000 employees that manages and conserves the City’s water supply; distributes more than one billion gallons of clean drinking water each day to nine million New Yorkers and collects wastewater through a vast underground network of pipes, regulators, and pumping stations; and treats the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce each day in a way that protects the quality of New York Harbor. To achieve these mandates, DEP oversees one of the largest capital construction programs in the region. As the City agency responsible for New York City's environment, DEP also regulates air quality, hazardous waste, and critical quality of life issues, including noise.


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City Water Tunnel No. 3

City Water Tunnel No. 3
by DEP
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Cross River Spillway

Cross River Spillway
by Rich Barrett
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Governor's Island Cove

Governor’s Island Cove
by Christopher Schiffner
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Jamaica Bay

Jamaica Bay
by Don Riepe
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Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
by DEP
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Rondout Reservoir

Rondout Reservoir
by Eric Denman
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Titicus Reservoir

Titicus Reservoir
by DEP
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Cannonsville Reservoir

Cannonsville Reservoir
by Tina Johnstone
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