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Gowanus Facilities Upgrade

DEP is pleased to announce the availability of the Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) for the Gowanus Facilities Upgrade project. The EAS, Notice of Intent to Conduct Environmental Review, and Negative Declaration are available for viewing below. If there are any questions, feel free to contact:

Julie Stein Kaplan
Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, 11th Floor
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
59-17 Junction Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11373

Project Description

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposes to upgrade the flushing tunnel system and wastewater pumping station at the Gowanus Facilities located at 201 Douglass Street, south of Butler Street and northwest of the head of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. Improvements at other associated sites are also required as part of the proposed action. The Gowanus Facilities Upgrade is proposed to improve the capacity, function, efficiency, and reliability of the Gowanus Canal flushing tunnel system and wastewater pumping station with the aim of improving the water quality in the Gowanus Canal over the long term.

Environmental Assessment Statement

Reservoir Levels

Current: 70.7%

Normal: 73.3%