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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.

  • 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

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