Each year, the City prepares an MS4 annual report to inform NYSDEC and the public of the City’s progress in implementing the Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) and the status of compliance with the Municipal Separate Sewer Systems (MS4) permit.
Local Law 77 of 2003 requires that any diesel powered off road vehicle used by the City use Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) Fuel. It also requires these vehicles be retrofitted with an Emissions Control Device to reduce the release of harmful pollutants into the environment.
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 programs, etcetera.
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