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White Paper on Why New York City Needs a Filtered Croton Supply

DEP has issued a white paper explaining the reasoning for why the City needs to filter the water from its Croton water system. The 18-page report, entitled “Why New York City Needs a Filtered Croton Supply,” details issues facing the City’s oldest water system and steps the DEP is taking to address them.

The paper documents that filtration in conjunction with a strong watershed protection program is the most effective way to protect the public and increase the reliability of the water supply. The report is summarized in a press release, or is available in it's entirety below:

Why New York City Needs a Filtered Croton Suppl (PDF)


Last updated February 2, 2007

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