Thursday, December 22, 2011

Water for the Future: The Delaware Aqueduct Rondout-West Branch Tunnel Repair -- NYC DEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing the Water for
program) to address the known leaks in the Rondout-West Branch Tunnel (RWBT), a section of
the Delaware Aqueduct that currently conveys more than 50 percent of the daily drinking water
for New York City and is the primary source of water for residents and businesses of the Towns
of Newburgh and Marlborough.

While DEP acknowledges that there are some unmitigated temporary significant adverse impacts
as part of Project 1, without the Water for the Future Program, the RWBT would continue to leak
in both the Roseton and Wawarsing areas, and additional leaks along the RWBT could occur.
With the proposed program in place, DEP would be able meet its mandate to provide safe and
reliable transmission of drinking water from the watershed in sufficient quantity to consumers to
meet all current and future water demands.

DEP encourages the public to comment on this EIS. Public hearings are as follows:

Monday, January 23, 2012
Town of Newburgh Town Hall
1496 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550
7:00 – 9:00 PM
(snow date Monday, January 30, 2012)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Wappingers Junior High School
30 Major McDonald Way
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
7:00 – 9:00 PM
(snow date Tuesday, January 31, 2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Wawarsing Town Hall
108 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY 12428
6:00 – 9:00 PM.
(snow date Wednesday, February 1, 2012)

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