New York City Department of Environmental Protection
The city is spending $2.4 billion to install more than 6,000 of the gardens, aimed at improving drainage.
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.
The mayor joined city officials to tout part of his administration’s $20 billion investment into the city’s water system.
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.
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.
Rep. Michael Grimm has stepped in on behalf of his constituents on Jefferson Avenue, asking the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to investigate.
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.
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.
Public water stations will be set up in outdoor spaces throughout the city.