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The Croton Water Filtration Plant Project

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

The federal government has ordered New York City to build a filtration plant for its Croton water supply. There are 3 potential sites that were considered, one of which is the Mosholu Golf Course, located in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx County. The City secured passage of State legislation—Chapter 175 of the Laws of 2003—authorizing use of the Mosholu Golf Course site for construction of the filtration plant, subject to certain conditions, including preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). Pursuant to the federal government’s order, and in compliance with the State legislation, the SEIS has been completed and has identified Mosholu Golf Course as the preferred site for the filtration plant.

Paper copies of the full document along with the appendices can be examined at any of the repositories listed below. Paper copies of the document will not be distributed because the document is very voluminous, but electronic versions of the full final SEIS on CD (in pdf format) are available upon request. The Notice of Completion, Executive Summary and full SEIS are available below.

Requests for a CD should be addressed in writing to: Mark Page Jr, EIS Project Manager, Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment, 11th Floor, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11373.

Statement of Findings for the Siting of the Croton Water Treatment Plant (PDF)

Eligible Projects for Bronx Parks (PDF)

Notice of Completion (PDF)

Executive Summary (PDF)

Foreword (PDF)


1. Introduction, Background and Siting Alternatives (PDF)

2. Purpose and Need (PDF)

3. Proposed Project and Engineering Alternatives (PDF)

4. Methods

5. Water Treatment Plant At the Eastview Site

6. Water Treatment Plant At the Mosholu Site

7. Water Treatment Plant At the Harlem River Site

8. Off-Site Facilities

8.1. New Croton Aqueduct Shaft Sites

8.1.1 Introduction (PDF)

8.1.2 Shaft 9 (PDF)

8.1.3 Shaft 14 (PDF)

8.1.4 Shaft 18 (PDF)

8.1.5 Gatehouse 1 (PDF)

8.2 Jerome Park Reservoir and NCA Shafts (PDF)

8.3 Kensico-City Tunnel (PDF)

8.4 Dewatering Of the New Croton Aqueduct (PDF)

9. Mitigation of Potential Impacts

9.1. Eastview Site (PDF)

9.2. Mosholu Site (PDF)

9.3. Harlem River Site (PDF)

9.4. Off-Site Facilities (PDF)

10. Irreversible and Irretreivable Commitment of Resources (PDF)

11. Environmental Justice Analysis (PDF)

12. Glossary and Acronyms (PDF)


Responses to DSEIS Comments (PDF)

Minor Modification to the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 


Croton Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Repositories
Bronx Community Board No. 7
229A East 204th Street
Bronx, NY 10458
718-933-5650 (Rita Kessler)
Bronx Community Board No. 8
5676 Riverdale Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10471
718-884-3959 (Grace Belkin)
Mt. Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
914-769-0548 (Karen Bucci)
Grinton I. Will Memorial Library
1500 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
914-337-5973 (Mrs. Lindsey)
NYCDEP
465 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595-1336
914-742-2099 (David Warne)
Greenburgh Town Hall
177 Hillside Avenue
White Plains, NY 10603-2860
914-993-1540 (Paul Feiner)
Fordham Library Center
(Reference Library)
2556 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
718-579-4257 (Ms Lucidia Arus)
NYCDEP
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor
Corona, NY 11368-5107
718-595-4395 (Mark Page, Jr.)
Science, Industry and Business Library
New York Public Library
188 Madison Avenue, Room 416
New York, NY 10016
212-592-7261 (Mr. John Ganley)
Herbert H. Lehman College Library
Herbert H. Lehman College CUNY
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx, NY 10468
718-960-8577 (Mr. Rona Ostrow)
Bronx Community Board No. 5
Bronx Community College
McCracken Hall
West 181st Street
Bronx, NY 10453
718-364-2030 (Xavier Rodriguez)
Town of Mount Pleasant
One Town Hall Plaza
Valhalla, NY 10595-1319
(917) 742-2300
(Robert Meehan)
Manhattan Community Board No. 9
565 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
212-864-6200 (Lawrence McClean)
Manhattan Community Board No. 12
711 West 168th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10032
212-568-8500 (Gregoria Feliciano)
Bronx Community Board No. 12
4101 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
718-881-4455 (Carmen Angueira)
 

Reservoir Levels

Current: 99.2%

Normal: 98.5%