The Department of Environmental Conservation estimated the need for wastewater investments at $36 billion, over 20 years, including nearly $30 billion for maintaining and improving pipes, pump stations and plants to reduce these types of overflows and failures. Riverkeeper wants to see the Governor and the State Legislature continue to close the gap in wastewater funding by significantly increasing the funding for the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and Environmental Protection Fund lines for treatment plant improvements, and non-point urban and agricultural runoff.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Putting Hudson's Sewer Issues into Context
Riverkeeper reviewed the reports made public today about discharges into the Hudson River watershed and reports the findings: "What Happens When It Rains." Sad to say, Hudson is not alone in releasing untreated sewage into the river today. Dan Shapley of Riverkeeper comments: