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NY Puts $2 Billion to Sewer Overhaul

Proposal addresses storm runoff

New York City announced on Wednesday that it will allocate $2.4 billion to overhaul it aging sewer system. Because the sewers currently combine channels for sewage and runoff water, heavy rainfall during storms has caused the system to overflow and dump raw sewage into the city’s waterways. The project will build a system of passive water collectors to hold storm water and release it more slowly so it does not overflow the sanitation sewer. The plan has been tentatively approved by the State Department of Environmental Conservation and awaits a 30-day public comment period.

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