FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE00-31
York City DEP To Construct Six New Facilities In Catskill/Delaware
Commissioner Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E., of the New York City Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Department
is scheduled to construct six new facilities that will house Water
Supply Police and Inspectors at various locations in the Catskill/Delaware
"As an integral part of DEP's Watershed Protection Program,
we have increased the size of the Water Supply Police," said
Commissioner Miele, "and will soon have a full complement of
142 Police Officers and support staff. DEP is also undertaking an
infrastructure improvement program throughout the watershed, which
includes construction of modern Police Precincts and Watershed Inspection
The six one-story, brick buildings will be similar in design to
State Police Barracks and about the size of a large ranch house. All
will be sited on City-owned property at reservoirs in four counties:
- Ashokan Precinct will house Police and Inspectors at the Ashokan
Reservoir, Town of Olive, Ulster County.
- Beerston Precinct will house Police only near the Cannonsville
Reservoir, Town of Walton, Delaware County.
- Downsville Precinct will house Police only below the Pepacton
Reservoir, Town of Colchester, Delaware County. Inspectors will
move into the existing Precinct Building at Downsville.
- Gilboa Precinct is a new precinct that will house Police and
Inspectors at the Schoharie Reservoir, Town of Gilboa, Schoharie
- Grahamsville Precinct will house Police only at DEP's Grahamsville
complex in the Town of Neversink, Sullivan County. It will replace
the existing Precinct at the Neversink Reservoir.
- Grahamsville Inspection Station will house Inspectors at DEP's
Grahamsville complex in the Town of Neversink, Sullivan County.
"The Police Precincts will be staffed on a 24-hour basis and
will provide an extra measure of police coverage for the watershed
and surrounding communities," said Commissioner Miele. "The
new facilities will help to shorten the response time of Water Supply
Police and Inspectors to accidents, spills and other incidents around