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NYC finishes large sewer drainage, drinking water project
New York City officials have announced the completion of a $148 million, three-phase program to reduce street flooding, ensure the reliability of the drinking water delivery system, and improve the health of Fresh Creek and Jamaica Bay.
The project installed 15 miles of new sewers and water mains for Southern Brooklyn, built 176 catch basins, and restore 30,000 square feet of wetlands. The installations are expected to reduce overflows into nearby waters by about 189 million gallons each year.
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provided funding for the project, while the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) managed the construction.