Is Green Infrastructure coming to your neighborhood?
NYC’s Green Infrastructure Approach
In 2012, the City signed a groundbreaking agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to reduce combined sewer overflow using a hybrid green infrastructure and grey infrastructure approach. For more information on this agreement visit the Long Term Control Plan page. In order to meet the milestones agreed to in the Consent Order, DEP has selected Priority CSO Tributary Areas. These areas are tributary (or drain to) specific CSO outfalls with the highest volume and frequency of CSO events. Once the Priority Areas were identified, DEP and Agency Partners initiated area-wide contracts to select potential, preliminary and final sites for green infrastructure.
This approach has provided DEP a platform for ongoing green infrastructure design and construction and will have a direct and substantial impact on improving water quality in New York City’s waterways. To learn more, watch this 8 minute video.
NYC Green Infrastructure Webmap
View information on current Green Infrastructure projects and add your project to a growing list of Green Infrastructure initiatives being implemented throughout New York City.