New York City`s Water Supply System. Watershed Agreement Summary. nyc.gov/html/dep/html/agreement.html Since the ADF began in 1997, the city has spent US$541 million on land to protect its unfiltered drinking water, which supplies about half of New York State`s population. The DEP has also made unprecedented efforts to reconcile the preservation of water quality with the interests and economic vitality of watersheds. Most of the real estate purchased by the city will be available for public access to compatible activities such as hunting, hiking, fishing and fishing; other lands are open to economic activities such as wood, maple syrup harvesting and hay harvesting, which helps local businesses. Riverkeepers Watershed Program protects the Catskill, Delaware and Croton River basins, which provide 1.2 billion gallons of unfiltered drinking water to 9 million New Yorkers every day. We achieve our water protection objectives by enforcing environmental legislation, examining pollution issues, and reviewing and commenting on proposed development projects. $10 million in New York funds and $7.5 million in public funds are available to purchase land in the Croton Basin. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 1997 by New York City, municipalities of Catskill/Delaware Watershed, U.S. EPA, State of New York, and some environmental organizations in exchange for an Epa exemption for filtration prevention. In November 2002, the EPA re-educated a Avoidance DeTermination (DF) process in New York.
The agreement also includes additional funding commitments of more than $100 million for the extension or extension of protection programs to limit the flow of farms, repair residential and commercial sewage treatment plants, and support water to preserve water quality by reducing polluted effluent. Funding includes: 2002 FAD The renewed IND program continues the protection and rehabilitation program requested in 1997, with the city providing the financial resources needed to take steps, as well as a significant extension of a number of programs. The cost of New York`s watershed protection programs is approximately $1.3 billion. U.S. EPA. Watershed Progress: New York City Watershed Agreement. Dec 1996, EPA840-F-96-005. www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/ny/nycityfi.html MOU provided for New York City to request the purchase of 355,000 hectares of land in the water basin between 1997 and 2007, with a commitment from the city of $250 million. Measures to facilitate the protection of nature, funded by federal, federal and urban strategies, including the USDA Conservation Reserve Improvement Program (CREP). The land is purchased by willing sellers and the full market price. The $70 million upgrade of the treatment plant was funded by the City of New York. New York City.
2004. Annual Report on The Prevention of Filtering for the period January 1 to December 31, 2003. New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply. access to: www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/dep/watershed/pdf/fadannual.pdf New York Cityes Watershed Protection Program has been so successful in protecting the integrity of the city`s water supply that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency authorized a 10-year avoidance determination (FAD) filtration in 2007.