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Bronx water-filtration plant a fiscal sinkhole?

NEW YORK – The completion date has been extended by six years for a project to construct a ten-story deep water-filtration plant in the Bronx. The project’s original budget of $660 million seems small change when compared to its current price tag of $2.8 billion. According to the AP, the plant’s slow going can be […]


Federal Water Tap, February 11: Green New Deal Links Environment, Economy, Inequality

The Rundown Democrats release details of their Green New Deal. A Senate committee approved Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to helm the EPA, while President Trump nominated David Bernhardt to lead the Department of the Interior. President Trump mentions infrastructure in the State of the Union. Illinois senators ask for Legionnaires’ disease help. New York senators ask […]


The Stream, November 27: Mumbai Fails To Address Flood Risks

The Global Rundown Mumbai still faces extreme flood risks 10 years after a 2005 disaster, and a new report urges governments to do more to address extreme weather risk. Deteriorating water systems are contributing to disease in Syria. France must defend its Sivens dam project, while hydropower helped push Scotland’s renewable energy production to new […]


Peter Gleick: Smart Water, New Jobs

Invest in the future. And especially invest in sustainable, effective job creation in the water sector. The result will be millions of new jobs — a significant result.


Federal Water Tap, June 27: Water, Nuclear Oversight

Taking the EPA’s Authority Away A House committee approved a bill that would gut much of the EPA’s power to enforce clean water standards. The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act, approved by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, would transfer regulatory power over water, wetlands and mountaintop mining to the states, Greenwire reports. The House leadership […]


10 stories below ground, price tag soars

NEW YORK – New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection is building one of the largest water filtration plants in the world in a 10-story-deep hole it blasted out of bedrock in the Bronx. When completed in 2012, the plant, capable of purifying 300 million gallons of water a day, will be buried there. But […]