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New York City Department of Environmental Protection

A city official said the Gowanus Canal is most likely not to blame for sewage backing into homes in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (Credit: Getty Images)

Park Slope Residents Gripe About Grime Backing Up In Pipes

Residents in Park Slope, Brooklyn, just blocks away from the Gowanus Canal, are complaining that a nasty brown substance is backing up into their sinks and toilets.

07/21/2014

Water flows from a bathroom tap (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

NYC DEP Proposes Lowest Water, Sewer Rate Increase In 9 Years

The proposed 3.35 percent water and sewer rate increase will be the subject of public hearings in each borough in May.

04/23/2014

Crime Scene Tape (file/credit: John Li/Getty Images)

DA: NYC Employee Shot Dead In Ulster County Office

An employee of New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection was shot to death Monday and a co-worker is in custody, the Ulster County prosecutor said.

02/03/2014

An artist's rendering of the curbside gardens the city is adding. (credit: NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection)

Curbside Gardens Grow Anger In Queens

The city is spending $2.4 billion to install more than 6,000 of the gardens, aimed at improving drainage.

08/20/2013

Coney Island (credit: CBS 2)

City Launches ‘Clean Streets=Clean Beaches’ Program

The city has hired 100 young New Yorkers to help clean up trash on surrounding streets and storm drains that end up in the ocean.

07/09/2013

Mayor Bloomberg announces water quality upgrade project at the Gowanus Canal pumping station to be completed by end of 2013. May 13, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Touts Improvements At Gowanus Canal; Residents Complain Of Stench

The mayor joined city officials to tout part of his administration’s $20 billion investment into the city’s water system.

05/13/2013

Neversink Reservoir (credit: NYC.gov)

DEP Police Call For More Officers To Patrol NYC Drinking Water Supply

New York City has a special police force that operates only outside the five boroughs. The officers are tasked with protecting the city’s drinking water at upstate reservoirs.

12/11/2012

Gilboa Dam (credit: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/)

City Continues Flood Control Work On Upstate Dam

The three-week DEP project will install at least one of two planned “siphons,” steel pipes that will be used to draw water out of the Gilboa Dam reservoir.

12/02/2012

Muck in the street in Dongan Hills (credit: CBS 2)

Some Staten Island Residents Concerned Sandy Brought Raw Sewage Into Their Homes

Rep. Michael Grimm has stepped in on behalf of his constituents on Jefferson Avenue, asking the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to investigate.

11/19/2012

This notice threatens legal action unless a water meter bill is paid. (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Woman Says NYC’s Water Meter System Glitches Will Cost Her The Family Home

Sonia Bender is a widow who said she is about to lose the only means she has of supporting her three kids, the rents from two apartments and two retail businesses in a tiny upper Manhattan building, all because of glitches in the city’s new water meter system.

05/08/2012

NYC underground water pipe

NYC May Lessen Burden On Homeowners, Change Policy On Underground Water Leaks

For generations, in New York City if there’s a water leak below ground, in front of your house, it’s been your responsibility to pay for the repair, even if it’s in the street. But that policy may soon change.

09/13/2011

NYC Water (credit: NYC Department of Environmental Protection)

NYC DEP Launches Water-On-The-Go

Public water stations will be set up in outdoor spaces throughout the city.

06/29/2011