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City Finally Beating Back Queens Floodwaters

After decades of regular flooding in the borough's southeast, a $6 billion infrastructure project is having an impact. Some want DEP to go further and pump out rising groundwater.

EPA Approves Gowanus Cleanup Plan

The agency's decision—which backtracked on a proposal to store some contaminated material in Red Hook—clears the way for a $506 million cleanup to begin.

Where Does the Gowanus Cleanup Stand?

Two years after the EPA designated the Gowanus Canal a Superfund Site, Brooklyn College reporter Rene Askew and producer Christina Asencio take a look at progress on the project and how the residents feel about it.

City Sewage Plan Faces Obstacles, Questions

Advocates praise the motives behind New York's plan to reduce the amount of sewage released untreated into its waterways. But they're worried about the details.

Water Pressure Part I: The Pipe
Facing the challenge of New York's endless sewage spill

City Limits investigates the extensive problem of untreated wastewater and raw sewage in New York City waterways.


The New York City Department of Environmental Protection works with the city's wastewater treatment system to purify enough water for more than 8 million residents. The precise and extensive process helps conserve water and protect the environment without denying clean water to the city's buildings.

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Water Rate Hike Lower, But Not Enough for Critics - Jarrett Murphy

Some background on the “rental payment" that has the mayor and a councilman facing off.

Hope for Relief from Flooding in Southeast Queens - Karen Loew

After months of pressure from residents of an area plagued by poor drainage and rising groundwater, the city recently announced a set of measures to keep Southeast Queens dry—or at least drier—this spring and summer.

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