DEP

Claims pour in to city after sewage backup
Claims pour in to city after sewage backup
South Eric Jankiewicz 6/02/2014 at 6:23PM

Nearly 200 Queens residents filed claims against the city in the last week after storms left their homes swamped in rainwater and sewage, officials said.

Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 4/22/2014 at 6:00PM

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is celebrating the end of a month-long project in Newtown Creek that, if successful, will eventually make the water running through Ridgewood, Maspeth and Greenpoint much more inviting.

South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/09/2013 at 1:45PM

South-eastern Queens neighborhoods, which have long suffered from perpetual flooding, may see some immediate relief after the city announced it would work quickly to create new storm sewers and upgrade catch basements. A multi-year, $6 billion sewer-upgrade plan to manage the area’s flooding was announced earlier this year, but the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [...]

Sewage project could impact South Ozone Park traffic
Sewage project could impact South Ozone Park traffic
South Maggie Hayes 11/15/2013 at 10:43AM

Jamaica Bay is getting a clean-up, but it will require years of work. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed to spread a citywide project to South Ozone Park next August to prevent untreated sewage from ultimately making its way into the bay. Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) result from the combination of this domestic sewage [...]

DEP fixing pipe that led to flooding in Howard Beach
DEP fixing pipe that led to flooding in Howard Beach
South Maggie Hayes 8/24/2013 at 10:36AM

A flood-prone intersection in Howard Beach will finally see relief. Cross Bay Boulevard and 165th Avenue was long the site of collected storm water, creating a potentially dangerous situation for patrons at nearby Russo’s on the Bay. “It wasn’t safe,” said Frank Russo, the catering hall’s owner. “In the winter time, that section would ice [...]

Community concerned with city’s solution to deal with sewer overflow
Community concerned with city’s solution to deal with sewer overflow
Southwest Liam La Guerre 8/14/2013 at 12:38PM

Middle Village resident Pat Kannengieser is worried the city’s new solution to reduce sewer overflow will become her problem. As part of its Green Infrastructure plan, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is getting ready to install hundreds of “right-of-way bioswales,” sidewalk gardens built to absorb storm water. Kannengieser was told two bioswales will be [...]

Sewer project set to bring flood relief
Sewer project set to bring flood relief
Southeast Maggie Hayes 7/29/2013 at 4:09PM

Springfield Gardens may soon get relief from years of flooding problems. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland announced the start of work to dredge Springfield Lake and double its depth. It will then become part of a new network of Bluebelt wetlands designed to receive stormwater through a new sewer system. Stormwater will [...]