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Sewage Contamination

Swimming in the Hudson

Photo: Tracy Brown / Riverkeeper

Each year millions of citizens spend time in or on the Hudson River and the waters surrounding New York City. Since the passage of the Clean Water Act, water quality has improved dramatically and over the past several decades, citizen activism has made it increasingly unacceptable for government and industry to treat our rivers as dumping grounds. Still, one of the major sources of pollution in the Hudson continues to be dumped in the river at alarming rates – sewage.

How Is the Water? 2015: Fecal Contamination in the Hudson River Estuary and its Tributaries

  • Our Water Quality Testing Program

  • Current Testing Standards – Federal, State, County

  • Riverkeeper RecommendationsImproving Water Quality

  • Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law

  • Aging Infrastructure, Precipitation, Sewage and Hudson River Water Quality

Traveling Exhibit

A Hudson River Journey is a traveling exhibit produced by Riverkeeper in honor of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage to our shores.

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