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Newburgh authorizes project to eliminate sewage overflow

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In a vote Monday night, Newburgh’s city council voted to authorize a project to eliminate the discharge of 2.3 million gallons of raw sewage and polluted street water every year, by eliminating one of the city’s combined sewer overflows (CSO).

Riverkeeper had urged the council to authorize the project.

Rivers die by a thousand cuts. They are healed by a thousand actions like this.

On behalf of the river, and all those who use it, we thank Newburgh and its city council.

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