New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Washington Heights Water Main Break Creates Sinkhole, Leaves Residents Without WaterJust before 6 a.m., a water service line that feeds the River Arts Apartments at Riverside Drive and 160th Street ruptured and sent hundreds of gallons of water rushing into the lower levels of the building.
Yonkers Man Dies, Woman Hospitalized After Boat Capsizes In Westchester Co.Investigators estimate that the rowboat capsized between 3 and 5 a.m.
Authorities: Brooklyn Maraschino Cherry Company Owner Shot, Killed Himself During InvestigationInvestigators said the owner of a Brooklyn maraschino cherry warehouse shot and killed himself Tuesday, as he was being questioned on an environmental issue by investigators who later smelled marijuana.
Yonkers, Mount Vernon Residents Left Without Water For Hours When NYC Closes ValveThousands of people in Westchester County lost water service for a few hours Wednesday, when New York City workers closed a major valve without notifying the affected communities.
Man Dies When Rowboat Overturns In Putnam County ReservoirA man has died – apparently drowning when the rowboat he was in overturned in a reservoir in Putnam County, according to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Park Slope Residents Gripe About Grime Backing Up In PipesResidents 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.
NYC DEP Proposes Lowest Water, Sewer Rate Increase In 9 YearsThe proposed 3.35 percent water and sewer rate increase will be the subject of public hearings in each borough in May.
DA: NYC Employee Shot Dead In Ulster County OfficeAn 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.
Curbside Gardens Grow Anger In QueensThe city is spending $2.4 billion to install more than 6,000 of the gardens, aimed at improving drainage.
City Launches 'Clean Streets=Clean Beaches' ProgramThe city has hired 100 young New Yorkers to help clean up trash on surrounding streets and storm drains that end up in the ocean.
Bloomberg Touts Improvements At Gowanus Canal; Residents Complain Of StenchThe mayor joined city officials to tout part of his administration's $20 billion investment into the city's water system.
DEP Police Call For More Officers To Patrol NYC Drinking Water SupplyNew 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.