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.