ICEĀ® Green Machine Keeps Water Clean

ICEĀ® Green Machine Keeps Water Clean  Editor: Debbie Reaney    Established in 1939, the Bowery Bay Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) in New York, NY treats 225 million gallons (about 851717250 L) per day (MGD) of mainly residential wastewater for Northwestern Queens. The facility is responsible for screening, primary and secondary treatments, activated-sludge treatment, and disinfection of the plant effluent before it is discharged into the Rikers Islan ... Read more

East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (EXPANDED)

East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (EXPANDED)  Editor: Debbie Reaney  In 2012, Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest, most destructive, and strongest hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season. It completely devastated the Northeast region, particularly New York City, its suburbs, and Long Island. Sandy's impacts included the flooding of the New York City Subway system, many suburban communities, and all the road tunnels entering Manhattan with the exception of the Linc ... Read more

Creating Safer Recreational Grounds in Lower Manhattan

Creating Safer Recreational Grounds in Lower Manhattan  Editor: Allison Braswell    As sea levels are on the rise due to coastal storms and other threats posed by climate change, the City of New York is taking action to protect parks, neighborhoods, and vegetation across 2.4 miles of Manhattan's East Side against storm damage and flooding. Beginning in Fall 2020, the $1.45-billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project involves elevating East River Park, ins ... Read more