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February 17, 1999

Contact: (914/742-2086)

Notice of Public Information Meetings on the Catskill and Delaware Water Supply Systems

THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (NYCDEP) intends to hold public information meetings to present and describe studies of plans for filtration of the Catskill and Delaware water supply systems. Although filtration avoidance has been granted for the City's Catskill and Delaware Water Supplies, the May 1997 Filtration Avoidance Determination does require the City to proceed with plans for the design and construction of a water treatment facility. The City is required to select a site and prepare preliminary designs and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) by December 2000.

The Public information meetings will be held as follows:

Tuesday,
February 23, 1999
6:30 - 9:30 pm
City Hall, Public Hearing Room
(Main Floor Entry)
New York City
Thursday,
February 25, 1999
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Classroom Building, Room 200

An Information Sheet concerning the Catskill and Delaware Water Supply Systems is available and can be obtained through NYCDEP. For additional information regarding the public information meetings or for a copy of the information sheet, please contact Nancy Levine with NYCDEP at (914) 742-2086.

More Information

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600