FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15-73
August 17, 2015
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DEP Announces Public Meetings to Share Information about Successful Repair Work Downstream of Cannonsville Dam
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection today announced a series of public meetings to provide residents of the Delaware River Valley with an update on the successful repairs downstream of Cannonsville Dam.
The public meetings will take place at the following dates, times and locations:
- Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the State Theater, 148 Front St., Deposit, NY
- Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Upper Delaware Council office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY
- Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel, US Route 6, Matamoras, PA
- Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St., Easton, PA
Background information, regular updates, and photos from the work site downstream of Cannonsville Dam can be found on the DEP website by clicking here, or by visiting DEP’s Watershed Facebook Page.
DEP manages New York City’s water supply, providing more than one billion gallons of high quality water each day to more than 9 million New Yorkers. This includes more than 70 upstate communities and institutions in Ulster, Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties who consume an average of 110 million total gallons of drinking water daily from New York City’s water supply system. This water comes from the Catskill, Delaware, and Croton watersheds that extend more than 125 miles from the City, and the system comprises 19 reservoirs, three controlled lakes, and numerous tunnels and aqueducts. DEP has nearly 6,000 employees, including almost 1,000 scientists, engineers, surveyors, watershed maintainers and other professionals in the upstate watershed. In addition to its $70 million payroll and $157 million in annual taxes paid in upstate counties, DEP has invested more than $1.7 billion in watershed protection programs—including partnership organizations such as the Catskill Watershed Corporation and the Watershed Agricultural Council—that support sustainable farming practices, environmentally sensitive economic development, and local economic opportunity. In addition, DEP has a robust capital program with nearly $14 billion in investments planned over the next 10 years that will create up to 3,000 construction-related jobs per year. For more information, visit nyc.gov/dep, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.