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 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.
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.