NYC Mayor and DEP Commissioner Announce New Green Infrastructure to Reduce Sewer Overflows, Improve Quality of City Waterways and Save the City $2.4 Billion

"Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway unveiled a new plan to utilize “green infrastructure” to improve the quality of waterways around New York City by capturing and retaining stormwater to reduce sewer overflows."

"The new plan, called NYC Green Infrastructure, will replace the existing approach for sewer overflow control, which relies solely on traditional investments like holding tanks and tunnels, with a mix of green infrastructure and cost-effective traditional infrastructure that will reduce sewer overflows into waterways by 40 percent by 2030 by capturing more stormwater." 

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