The State of the Sewers report provides an overview of how the City’s sewer system works, DEP’s approach to inspection, cleaning, and repair of the system, a breakdown of the most recurrent causes of sewer blockages, a look at the new employee training facility and safety program...
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) has been tasked through its State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit requirements to implement and maintain a floatables control program as well as a monitoring program
DEP's goal is to provide educational materials and to train employees on stormwater. Educational materials are available to employees and the public through DEP's website and through public outreach events.
DEP's strategy to reduce phosphorous discharges to East of Hudson water bodies within the Croton watershed is to continue emphasis on responsible maintenance protocol at our facilities and lands, as well as respond to, provide and oversee cleanup activities, and investigate any illicit discharges
Local Law 48 of 2015 requires all catch basins within the New York City Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) jurisdiction to be inspected annually and unclogged or repaired within nine days of inspection or receipt of a complaint.
Final 2017 Filtration Avoidance Determination prepared by the New York State Department of Health in consultation with the United State Department of Environmental Protection, outlines a long-term watershed protection plan for the New York City water supply.
Reports on the development, progress and achievements of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection's source water protection programs established to maintain the Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) for the Catskill/Delaware portion of the New York City water supply.
The Always Creating Excellence (ACE) program recognizes New York City Department of Environmental Protection staff members that have exhibited outstanding effort, and have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve the people of New York City.
The Cross Connection Control Program is one of the tools DEP employs to protect the City's water supply system by requiring specified businesses to install and maintain approved backflow prevention devices.
As an enhancement and modification of the two-year cycle of surveying the City’s coastal waters under the Shoreline Survey Program, a Sentinel Monitoring Program was designed, with NYSDEC, to monitor specific sampling areas for fecal coliform (a raw sewage indicator) in water bodies throughout NYC.