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.
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
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.
Mayor de Blasio addressed the verdict the NY Court of Appeals made on the Water Board, stating that he was pleased that with their ruling hundreds of thousands of NYY families previously excluded from relief programs would be given aid.