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City Completes $24 Million Water and Sewer Upgrade in Staten Island

Project will allow 150 homes in the Rossville neighborhood to connect to the City sewer system…
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A Leak can Waste Water and Result in High Water Bills

DEP to host public outreach events to educate New Yorkers about the high cost of residential water leaks…

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Infrastructure Upgrades Will Boost Sewer Capacity in Elmhurst, Maspeth and Middle Village Queens

Barrel sewer lines will help to better manage stormwater in areas prone to flooding…
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Dredging in Newtown Creek (Updated: 04/14/14)
Community Notification (PDF)


East 116 Street and Park Avenue Building Collapse
Air Monitoring and Bulk Samples Collected (XLSX)


DEP Announces Initiatives to Further Improve Air Quality

A number of new initiatives, including a rule that increases how efficiently boilers in large buildings burn home heating oil and natural gas, will reduce a significant source of pollution and result in cleaner air in New York City. By increasing an existing boilers burning efficiency from 80 to 83 percent, the New York State standard for new boilers, a building will use thousands of gallons less fuel every year and save tens of thousands of dollars in costs.

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Customers Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
On June 17, 2013 DEP resumed water and sewer billing for 9,000 customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Interest charges were waived and leak forgiveness was applied to eligible customers during the period following the storm. View the letter sent to affected customers

New Payment Options

Reservoir Levels

Current: 99.2%

Normal: 98.5%

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