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Meeting on the Future of the Hutchinson River

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When:
March 26, 2014: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Where:
Harry S.Truman High School, 750 Baychester Avenue, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY map

New York City Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a meeting to hear from residents about a critical issue: The development of a CSO Long Term Control Plan to reduce the flow of untreated sewage and stormwater that pollutes the Hutchinson River during rainstorms. (CSO stands for Combined Sewage Overflow, the type of sewers that transport both sewage and stormwater into our waterways.)

The city is developing this plan because of a groundbreaking agreement with the state to invest $2.4 billion to reduce the 27 billion gallons of sewage and stormwater discharged annually into the Hudson River Estuary and New York Harbor. Riverkeeper made sure decision-making will remain public—and citizens like you will have the right to enforce this landmark clean water agreement.

The city plans to invest $16 million in green infrastructure, informed by how residents answer questions at this meeting, like “How do you want to use the Hutchinson River in the future? Do you want to use it for fishing, swimming, boating or some other recreational use?”

To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call DEP’s Community Affairs Office at (718) 595-3496.

If you can’t attend, you may use the same email address ([email protected]) to send comments.

For more information on DEP’s CSO program, please visit our LTCP Program website at nyc.gov/dep/ltcp.

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