NYC Wastewater Resiliency Plan Calls for $315 Million in Upgrades

Friday, November 22, 2013

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland released the NYC Wastewater Resiliency Plan, the nation’s most detailed and comprehensive assessment of the risk climate change poses to a wastewater collection and treatment system. The study, initiated in 2011 and expanded after Hurricane Sandy, was based on an asset-by-asset analysis of the risks from storm surge under new flood maps at all 14 treatment plants and 58 pumping stations, representing more than $1 billion in infrastructure.