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2013 Press Releases

  • 13-123 Department of Environmental Protection Releases 2013 Year End Update on Strategic Plan (12/31/2013)
  • 13-122 Department of Environmental Protection Releases 2013 Sewer Performance Report (12/27/2013)
  • 13-121 City Announces Innovative New Partnerships That Will Reduce the Amount of Organic Waste Sent to Landfills, Produce a Reliable Source of Clean Energy and Improve Air Quality (12/19/2013)
  • 13-120 Department of Environmental Protection to Re-Activate Gowanus Canal Flushing Tunnel (12/18/2013)
  • 13-119 Statement of Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Strickland on Senate Bill Exempting Hydrants from Lead and Copper Rules (12/18/2013)
  • 13-118 DEP and Ulster County Announce Conceptual Agreement on Rail Trail Alongside Ashokan Reservoir (12/12/2013)
  • 13-117 Department of Environmental Protection Announces That Rehabilitation of Gilboa Dam is Two Years Ahead of Schedule (12/11/2013)
  • 13-116 City Announces $100 Million in Infrastructure Upgrades for New Dorp Beach and South Beach Areas of Staten Island (12/10/2013)
  • 13-115 Department of Environmental Protection Announces New Initiatives to Manage Stormwater and Reduce Flooding in Southeast Queens (12/03/2013)
  • 13-114 Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Geological Survey Announce Installation of New Stream Gauge in Lower Esopus at  Lomontville (11/26/2013)
  • 13-113 Department of Environmental Protection and American Water Resources Announce That More Than 100,000 Homeowners Have Enrolled in Service Line Protection Program (11/20/2013)
  • 13-112 Department of Environmental Protection Provides Update on Forestry Management Project at Kensico Reservoir (11/20/2013)
  • 13-111 City Completes $26 Million Infrastructure Upgrade in Williamsbridge Neighborhood in the Bronx (11/18/2013)
  • 13-110 Department of Environmental Protection Expands Access to City-Owned Lands for Hunting, Trapping, and Hiking (11/12/2013)
  • 13-109 Green Roof at Historic Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn Will Absorb Nearly 450,000 Gallons of Stormwater Annually and Help to Improve the Health of the East River (11/08/2013)
  • PR- 356-13 Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Holloway and Environmental Protection Commissioner Strickland Visit Upstate Construction Site as Critical Repairs to the Delaware Aqueduct Begin (11/04/2013)
  • 13-108 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Expanded Recreational Boating Programs led to More Than 1,000 Visits to Catskill Reservoirs in 2013 (11/01/2013)
  • 13-107 Department of Environmental Protection Releases Resiliency Plan for New York City Wastewater Facilities (10/29/2013)
  • 13-106 Department of Environmental Protection Marks Completion of First Phase of Remediation and Hosts Tree Planting Ceremony at Former Brookfield Avenue Landfill on Staten Island (10/21/2013)
  • 13-105 Department of Environmental Protection to Expand Hunting Opportunities Around Ashokan Reservoir (10/18/2013)
  • PR- 334-13 Mayor Bloomberg Announces Completion and Activation of Manhattan Portion of City’s Third Water Tunnel (10/16/2013)
  • 13-104 Deputy Mayor Holloway and Commissioner Strickland Announce Completion of Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Treatment Facility for Drinking Water (10/08/2013)
  • 13-103 Statement from Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland on EPA’s Plan for Gowanus Canal Superfund Site (09/30/2013)
  • 13-102 30 New Environmental Police Officers Join Ranks to Protect Water Supply for More Than Nine Million New Yorkers (09/27/2013)
  • PR- 311-13 Mayor Bloomberg Announces New York City’s air Quality has Reached the Cleanest Levels in More Than 50 Years (09/26/2013)
  • 13-101 New York Restoration Project and Department of Environmental Protection Transform Brooklyn Community Garden Into Neighborhood Oasis That Helps to Improve the Health of the Gowanus Canal (09/25/2013)
  • 13-100 Statement from Commissioner Carter Strickland on Department of Environmental Conservation Proposed Modifications to Consent Order Regarding Releases from Ashokan Reservoir and Future Dredging at Kensico Reservoir (09/25/2013)
  • 13-99 New York City and the Trust for Public Land Create “Green” Playground at p.s. 261 in Brooklyn That Will Manage Stormwater and Improve the Health of the Gowanus Canal (09/19/2013)
  • 13-98 Department of Environmental Protection Completes Upgrade of Orchard Beach Pumping Station in the Bronx (09/17/2013)
  • 13-97 Department of Environmental Protection to Host Youth Fishing Day at Ashokan Reservoir (09/16/2013)
  • 13-96 Department of Environmental Protection Distributes Rain Barrels to Homeowners in Richmond Hill (09/14/2013)
  • 13-95 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Upcoming Road Closures in Catskill Watershed (09/12/2013)
  • 13-94 Riverbank State Park Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and Youth Artists Unveil Mural Celebrating our Local Water Cycle (09/07/2013)
  • 13-93 Pioneering Blue and Green Roof Improves the Health of the East River, Creates Jobs for Formerly Incarcerated (09/04/2013)
  • 13-92 Department of Environmental Protection and Catskill Mountain Club Open Hiking Trail at Pepacton Reservoir (08/30/2013)
  • 13-91 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Additional $9 Million in new Projects to Improve Catskill Streams and Creeks Damaged by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee (08/29/2013)
  • 13-90 Department of Environmental Protection Completes $50 Million Distribution Facility for the Croton Water Filtration Plant in the Bronx (08/26/2013)
  • 13-89 Statement from Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland on the Release of Draft Revisions to the City’s Filtration Avoidance Determination (08/23/2013)
  • 13-88 New York City, NYC & Company, and Hotel Association Partner to Save Millions of Gallons of Water (08/15/2013)
  • 13-87 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Expansion of Remote Sewer Monitoring Program (08/14/2013)
  • 13-86 Wawarsing and Department of Environmental Protection Announce Progress on Key Initiatives to Provide Town With Clean Water and Repair Homes (08/8/2013)
  • 13-85 Department of Environmental Protection Announces NYC Water Wins Regional Taste Test Competition (08/7/2013)
  • 13-84 Department of Environmental Protection Distributes 400 Rain Barrels to Staten Island Homeowners (08/3/2013)
  • 13-83 Department of Environmental Protection, Council Members Lander, Levin and Gonzalez, Dlandstudio, and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy Announce Plans to Build a Sponge Park™ Adjacent to the Gowanus Canal (07/31/2013)
  • 13-82 City Begins Dredging of Springfield Lake and Continues Construction of Storm Sewers and Bluebelt Wetlands in Southeast Queens (07/24/2013)
  • 13-81 Department of Environmental Protection Launches 2013 Summer Fire Hydrant Abuse Prevention Campaign (07/17/2013)
  • 13-80 Recreational Water Advisory for Hudson and East Rivers Until 4:00 PM Today (07/16/2013)
  • 13-79 Department of Environmental Protection and Town of Neversink Announce Plans to Replace Baseball Fields Destroyed by Hurricane Irene (07/12/2013)
  • 13-78 City Completes First Phase of $22 Million Project to Connect City Water Tunnel No. 3 to West Chelsea Neighborhood and Allow for Disinfection of Tunnel Prior to Activation (07/12/2013)
  • 13-77 New York City and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Launch 2013 “Clean Streets = Clean Beaches” Campaign (07/9/2013)
  • 13-76 Department of Environmental Protection Police and Local First Responders Rescue Four Boaters who Capsized in Two Separate Incidents (07/8/2013)
  • 13-75 Department of Environmental Protection Issues Safety Alert on Opening Fire Hydrants (07/7/2013)
  • 13-74 Department of Environmental Protection and Bronx River Alliance Join Local Teens to Demonstrate How a Litter Control Device Prevents Tons of Trash and Debris from Reaching the Bronx River (06/27/2013)
  • 13-73 Department of Environmental Protection Issues Safety Alert on Opening Fire Hydrants (06/25/2013)
  • 13-72 DEP Hosts Catskill Tourism Event at New York City's Brooklyn Bridge Park (06/24/2013)
  • 13-71 Department of Environmental Protection Marks Beginning of Summer with Launch of 2013 Water-On-the-Go Program (06/21/2013)
  • 13-70 Department of Environmental Protection Opens Catskill Lands and Reservoirs for Certified Guided Tours (06/19/2013)
  • 13-69 Department of Environmental Protection Seeks Engineering Team to Assist in Green Infrastructure Research and Development Program (06/14/2013)
  • 13-68 Department of Environmental Protection and Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Announce Completion of 2,400 Square Foot Green Roof and Garden (06/12/2013)
  • 13-67 Department of Environmental Protection Installs State-of-the-Art Odor Control and Air Monitoring Systems at North River Wastewater Treament Plant in Manhattan (06/12/2013)
  • 13-66 Whippoorwill Club Reaches Agreement with NYC Department of Environmental Protection to Place Conservation Easement on More than 100 Acres (06/10/2013)
  • 13-65 Department of Environmental Protection Completes Green Infrastructure Projects in Brooklyn That Will Improve Water Quality in Newtown Creek (06/03/2013)
  • 13-64 Department of Environmental Protection Begins Project to Connect Catskill and Delaware Aqueducts (05/29/2013)
  • 13-63 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Reopening of Walkway Atop Cross River Dam for Recreation (05/24/2013)
  • 13-62 Department of Environmental Protection Completes Green Infrastructure Project in the Bronx That Will Improve Water Quality in the Hutchinson River (05/23/2013)
  • 13-61 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Recreational Boating Season Begins Friday on Four City Reservoirs in the Catskills (05/23/2013)
  • 13-60 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Reopening of All 40 Boat Launch Areas That Were Closed Because of Damage from Hurricane Sandy (05/22/2013)
  • 13-59 Department of Environmental Protection Takes “Stop Idling” Campaign and Stepped Up Enforcement to City Schools and Neighborhoods with High Numbers of Trucks and Buses (05/16/2013)
  • 13-58 Recreation Area Atop Kensico Dam Closed Temporarily While DEP Performs Routine Maintenance (05/16/2013)
  • 13-57 Department of Environmental Protection Honors Students from New York City and the Upstate Watershed for the 27th Annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Awards Ceremony (05/14/2013)
  • PR- 161-13 Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Strickland Detail $20 Billion Investments in City Water System Since 2002 and Announce Water Quality Upgrade Project at the Gowanus Canal to Be Completed by the End of 2013, Despite Impact of Hurricane Sandy (05/13/2013)
  • 13-56 Department of Environmental Protection Invites Tourism Destinations in Catskill/Delaware Watershed to Participate in Event at Brooklyn Bridge Park (05/10/2013)
  • 13-55 New York City Water Board Adopts Fiscal Year 2014 Water and Sewer Rates (05/10/2013)
  • 13-54 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Program for Watershed Businesses to Store Rental Kayaks and Canoes at New York City Reservoirs (05/9/2013)
  • 13-53 Department of Environmental Protection Awards $4.7 Million in Grants to Community-Based Projects That Will Improve the Health of Local Waterways (05/1/2013)
  • 13-52 Department of Environmental Protection Holds 26th Annual Operations Challenge (04/25/2013)
  • 13-51 Department of Environmental Protection to Temporarily Suspend Stream Releases from Cannonsville Reservoir to Repair Water Service Line (04/24/2013)
  • 13-50 Department of Environmental Protection Conducts Second Annual Eel Count at Staten Island’s Richmond Creek Bluebelt With Local Students and Cub Scouts (04/23/2013)
  • 13-49 City Department of Environmental Protection Celebrates Earth Day by Joining With Trout Unlimited and New York City Students to Release Trout Into Watershed Streams (04/22/2013)
  • 13-48 Department of Environmental Protection Distributes 675 Rain Barrels at Giveaway Event in Southeast Queens (04/20/2013)
  • 13-47 Department of Environmental Protection Donates 19th Century Wooden Water Mains to New-York Historical Society (04/19/2013)
  • 13-46 Commisioner Strickland Promotes Nine Veteran Members of Department of Environmental Protection Police Force (04/18/2013)
  • 13-45 City Completes $38 Million Water Main Installation in Manhattan Five Months Ahead of Schedule (04/17/2013)
  • 13-44 Departments of Citywide Administrative Services and Environmental Protection Announce Innovative Pilot Program to Triple Solar Generation on City Buildings, Support Green Energy and Reduce Carbon Emissions (04/15/2013)
  • 13-43 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Residential Toilet Replacement Program to Begin This Fall and Save Millions of Gallons of Water (04/12/2013)
  • 13-42 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Nitrogen Reduction Project Given top Honors at American Council of Engineering Companies of New York’s 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards (04/11/2013)
  • 13-41 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Temporary Partial Closure of Public Areas Near Ashokan Reservoir Fountain for Removal of Trees Damaged by Hurricane Sandy (04/11/2013)
  • 13-40 Department of Environmental Protection Successfully Completes Underwater Repair of Water Main Buried 21 Feet Below the East River (04/9/2013)
  • 13-39 Department of Environmental Protection Presents Fiscal Year 2014 Water Rate Proposal (04/5/2013)
  • 13-38 New York City to be Recognized With Water Utility Employee Safety Award by Amercian Water Works Association (04/4/2013)
  • 13-37 Department of Environmental Protection Tours Gilboa Dam Reconstruction With Local, State, and Federal Officials (04/2/2013)
  • 13-36 Department of Environmental Protection Hosts Teens from Bronx and Ulster County as Part of Watershed Education Program (03/27/2013)
  • 13-35 Department of Environmental Protection Welcomes Anglers as Trout Fishing Season Begins (03/25/2013)
  • 13-34 Department of Environmental Protection to Present Wetlands Survey at Clearpool Model Forest (03/22/2013)
  • 13-33 In Celebration of 20th Anniversary of World Water day Department of Environmental Protection Brings Water-On-the-Go to United Nations (03/22/2013)
  • 13-32 Department of Environmental Protection Completes $237 Million Upgrade to Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant That Will Improve East River and New York Harbor Water Quality (03/20/2013)
  • 13-31 Department of Environmental Protection Releases 2013 Watershed Recreation Newsletter (03/19/2013)
  • 13-30 City Hosts “Grow our Grassroots!” Community Workshop & Roundtable (03/18/2013)
  • 13-29 Department of Environmental Protection and American Water Resources Announce More Than 56,000 Homeowners Already Enrolled for Service Line Protection Program (03/14/2013)
  • 13-28 Department of Environmental Protection Begins Water Conservation Program at 500 City Schools (03/13/2013)
  • 13-27 New York City to Receive Source Water Protection Award from American Water Works Association (03/11/2013)
  • 13-26 Department of Environmental Protection Completes Installation of Green Infrastructure in East New York That Will Improve Water Quality in Fresh Creek and Jamaica Bay (03/11/2013)
  • 13-25 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Plans to Convert 1.2 Acres in Hunts Points Area of Bronx to Recreational Space (03/8/2013)
  • 13-24 City Completes Extension of Sewer System and Builds Out Bluebelt in Annadale Section of Staten Island (03/7/2013)
  • 13-23 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Substantial Progress Towards 100 Key Initiatives Set Forth in Strategic Plan (03/4/2013)
  • 13-22 Department of Environmental Protection to Host Information Session for Steam-Cleaning Vendors in Preparation for 2013 Boating Season (02/27/2013)
  • 13-21 Department of Environmental Protection Completes $41 Million in Improvements at Hillview Reservoir (02/26/2013)
  • 13-20 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Dry Cleaners to Better Inform Consumers by Disclosing Chemicals Used (02/25/2013)
  • PR- 070-13 Mayor Bloomberg Signs Executive Order to Waive Fees for Businesses Recovering from Hurricane Sandy (02/21/2013)
  • 13-19 City Completes $13.3 Million Upgrade to Water Delivery System in Lower Manhattan (02/21/2013)
  • 13-18 Department of Environmental Protection Completes $17.8 Million Upgrade to Cross River Pumping Station (02/20/2013)
  • 13-17 Department of Environmental Protection to Begin Removing Fallen and Weakened Trees Around Kensico Reservoir (02/15/2013)
  • 13-16 Department of Environmental Protection Completes Installation of Pollution Control Devices at Four Locations Along the Bronx River (02/13/2013)
  • 13-15 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Second Annual Valentine’s Day Tours of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (02/11/2013)
  • 13-14 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Completion of Roadwork Projects in Delaware and Ulster Counties (02/7/2013)
  • 13-13 Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene and Environmental Protection Lift Boil Water Order for Breezy Point (02/6/2013)
  • 13-12 Statement of Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland on the Economic Impact Study of Recreational Activities in the Catskills (02/1/2013)
  • 13-11 Department of Environmental Protection Announces 27th Annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest (01/31/2013)
  • 13-10 Department of Environmental Protection Installs Remote Technology to Help Guide Future Capital Investments and Further Improve Harbor Water Quality (01/25/2013)
  • 13-09 Department of Environmental Protection To Repair Lowes Corners Bridge in Grahamsville (01/23/2013)
  • 13-08 Department of Environmental Protection to Begin Site Work for Rondout-West Branch Bypass Tunnel (01/18/2013)
  • 13-07 Department of Environmental Protection Completes $280 Million Upgrade to Hunts Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Bronx to Further Improve Harbor Water Quality (01/17/2013)
  • 13-06 City, State, and Federal Government Along With Consolidated Edison Encourage New Yorkers to Use Watersense-Labeled Showerheads to Conserve Water and Reduce Costs (01/14/2013)
  • 13-05 Department of Environmental Protection Graduates 72 New Sewage Treatment Workers (01/11/2013)
  • 13-04 Department of Environmental Protection and American Water Resources Offer Homeowner Service Line Protection Programs (01/10/2013)
  • 13-03 Department of Environmental Protection Announces New Pilot Program that Will Allow for use of Electric Trolling Motors While Fishing (01/10/2013)
  • 13-02 Department of Environmental Protection Announces Croton Water Filtration Plant Project Receives Merit Safety Recognition by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (01/09/2013)
  • 13-01 Department of Environmental Protection Opened More Than 6,100 Acres of Watershed Land for Recreation in 2012 (01/07/2013)

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