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Department Of Environmental Protection Completes $17.8 Million Upgrade To Cross River Pumping Station

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced the completion of a $17.8 million upgrade to the Cross River Pumping Station that has more than doubled its capacity to pump water from the Croton Watershed to the Delaware Aqueduct. The pumping station, located in Katonah, N.Y. in Westchester County, pumps …

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Department of Environmental Protection to Begin Site Work for Rondout-West Branch Bypass Tunnel

Work Will Begin this Month in Newburgh and Wappinger, Creating about 160 Local Jobs New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced that site preparation work will begin this month for the Rondout-West Branch Bypass Tunnel, a roughly $1 billion project that will repair leaks in the Delaware Aqueduct. DEP …

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City, State, And Federal Government Along With Consolidated Edison Encourage New Yorkers To Use Watersense-labeled Showerheads To Conserve Water And Reduce Costs

High Efficiency WaterSense Fixtures Reduce Household Water Use and Energy Costs New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner CarterStrickland, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck,and New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) President and CEOFrancis J. Murray Jr. today encouraged New Yorkers to use WaterSense-labeled showerheadfixtures, which conserve …

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Departments of Environmental Protection, Parks and Recreation Install Timers on Spray Showers in City Playgrounds to Conserve Water

400 Playground Sprinklers Citywide to be Equipped with Timers and Activation Buttons; Retrofits Part of Citywide Effort to Reduce Water Consumption by 5%   Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland and Parks and Recreation (DPR) Commissioner Adrian Benepe today announced the installation of timers on spray showers at City playgrounds to reduce water consumption by ensuring …

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Divers Complete Installation of Critical Mechanical Plug In Delaware Aqueduct Shaft to Ensure Stability Ahead of Repair

$2.1 Billion Water for the Future Program Will Ensure Clean, Reliable and Safe Drinking Water for New Yorkers for Decades Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced the completion of work to strengthen a critical shaft of the Delaware Aqueduct, helping to lay the groundwork for repair of the aqueduct leaks. The work is part …

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DEP Signs Project Labor Agreement on Construction of Rondout-West Branch Bypass

Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced that DEP has signed a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council for construction of the Rondout-West Branch Water Bypass, affording the lowest cost to the city while…

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DEP to Conduct Timed Reservoir Releases To Prepare for Work on Delaware Aqueduct

New Technology Will Allow Releases to Support Downstream Recreation Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today announced a planned shutdown of the Rondout-West Branch Tunnel portion of the Delaware Aqueduct this fall to perform the next phase of work related to the long-term repair of the tunnel. In October, DEP will install a backup support — …

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DEP Unveils Design to Repair Leaks In the 85-Mile Delaware Aqueduct

Three Mile Bypass Tunnel to Be Built Around Leaks; Furthers PlaNYC Goal of Strengthening Critical Water Network Infrastructure Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today outlined a design and timeline to address leaks in the Delaware Aqueduct. The 85-mile aqueduct, completed in 1944, conveys approximately half of the city’s drinking water—more than 500 million gallons per …

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DEP Begins First Test Borings For Repair of the Delaware Aqueduct

Significant Milestone Reached as First Step of Shaft Construction Begins in Newburgh Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today announced that the first geotechnical test borings are underway for the construction of an access shaft in the Town of Newburgh as part of DEP’s Water for the Future program. The $2.1 billion program will ensure clean, …

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DEP Issues Request for Proposals to Explore the Development of Supplemental Water Sources in Southeast Queens

Major Milestone Reached As Part of “Water for the Future” Program Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced that DEP issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consulting services to develop designs for cost-effective groundwater treatment facilities as part of DEP’s Water for the Future program. The Water for the Future program will require significant …

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DEP Issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement For Repair of the Delaware Aqueduct

$2.1 Billion Water for the Future Program Will Ensure Clean, Reliable and Safe Drinking Water for New Yorkers for Decades Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland today released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for DEP’s Water for the Future program, a $2.1 billion initiative that will ensure clean, reliable and safe drinking water for nine …

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DEP Sends Wawarsing Buyout Agreement To Ulster County for Approval

Agreement Commits NYC to Match Funding In State Program and Provide $3.7 Million in Financial Aid for Homes That Might Be Affected by Leaking Aqueduct Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland announced that DEP today sent the contract for the Wawarsing buyout assistance effort to Ulster County for approval by its legislature. The buyout assistance is …

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DEP Seeks Company to Process Discarded Toilets for Beneficial Reuse

Reused Porcelain Can Produce Bathroom Fixtures, Tiles and Construction Material; Part of Upcoming Toilet Rebate Program to Replace 800,000 Toilets Citywide to Reduce Water Demand Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced that DEP released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for companies to process discarded toilets for beneficial reuse. DEP will begin a …

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