Protect the city’s water supply and maintain the reliability of the water supply system
DEP received its rst 10-year FAD in 2007. The 10-year FAD represents a strong endorsement by our regulators that the City’s innovative strategy of source-water protection is an effective and sustainable approach to protecting water quality and public health. The longer time horizon also gives DEP and its many partners more certainty of the stability of the water supply protection programs and allows for more effective long-range planning, budgeting, and contracting. In preparation for the 2017 FAD, the City will compile a comprehensive summary of all program activities and an assessment of water quality status and trends.
The City is undertaking several major water infrastructure projects. We will construct a Kensico-Eastview Tunnel to provide necessary redundancy between the Kensico Reservoir and the Catskill-Delaware UV Treatment Facility to meet current and future ow requirements. DEP has also begun repairing the Delaware Aqueduct. The work necessary to construct a bypass tunnel beneath the Hudson River is proceeding ahead of schedule. Shutdown and repair of the leaking portion of the Delaware Aqueduct, i.e., the Rondout-West Branch Tunnel, is scheduled to begin in 2022.