DEP

Board approves 7 percent water rate hike
News Billy Rennison 5/04/2012 at 12:08PM

For the 16th consecutive year, New York City residents’ water bill will swell. The seven-member water board approved a 7 percent hike in water rates at a vote Friday morning. “The 7 percent 2013 fiscal year rate increase is the lowest increase in seven years and is 25 percent lower than the increase projected at [...]

Water rate hike would soak residents
News Billy Rennison 5/01/2012 at 3:00PM

Politicians and residents are worried that another year of swelling water bills will leave denizens drowning. For the 16th consecutive year, New York City residents will be paying more for their water bill if the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) proposed rate increase is adopted. Assemblymember David Weprin called the hikes “déjà vu all over [...]

Dry spell: DEP pilot project to help relieve flooding
Dry spell: DEP pilot project to help relieve flooding
News Alexa Altman 4/25/2012 at 11:03AM

Just when Jamaica resident Lurline Williams thought the possibility of ending area flooding had dried up, a new pilot project brought a deluge of optimism. According to Assemblymember William Scarborough, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to install two reverse seepage basins along Linden Boulevard, one at 155th Street and one at 165th Street. There [...]

Sewers will relieve water woes on Metropolitan Avenue
Sewers will relieve water woes on Metropolitan Avenue
News Billy Rennison 3/08/2012 at 2:25PM

A current of constituent complaints, along with a wave of support from a local councilmember, has turned the tide for an oft-flooded local stretch of road. Metropolitan Avenue between 80th Street and Cooper Avenue will receive a new storm sewer system to help relieve flooding, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley recently announced. Work began on Monday, March [...]

Fresh air is on the way for Howard Beach residents
Fresh air is on the way for Howard Beach residents
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2012 at 11:13AM

Lots of sunshine — and clean air — is in the forecast for Howard Beach residents come summertime. The $3.5 million project to install the Shellbank Basin Destratification Facility was recently completed, according to Carter Strickland, commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The project is said to curb odors in the surrounding [...]