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Threats to NYC’s Tap Water

Because NYC’s water supply is unfiltered, an aggressive program of watershed protection is essential to protect it at its source. The continued quality of the city’s premier drinking water depends on ensuring that the watersheds remain unpolluted and that the water infrastructure is sound. The greatest threats to the NYC watershed are sprawl, aging infrastructure and the presence of pharmaceuticals in our waters.

  • Sprawl-style Development

  • Industrial Gas Drilling

  • Aging Infrastructure

  • NYC Must Invest Now to Save in the Long RunFunding Shortfalls

  • Turbidity

  • Pharmaceuticals