Posts Tagged ‘ CSO ’

Nearly 300 beach days lost last year to water quality

Jun 29th, 2013 | By

“When it comes to clean water, being ‘middle-of-the-pack’ is not good enough,” said Leah Schmalz, director of legislative and legal affairs for Save the Sound. “One out of every ten American citizens lives within an hour’s drive of Long Island Sound, and they deserve clean, safe beaches—even one closing because of bacteria and pollution is too many.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Save the Sound.

Sewage Right to Know Public Notification System Launched

Jun 17th, 2013 | By

“The public has a right to know when there’s hazardous sewage contaminating their waterways, especially during the summer. This is a huge step in the right direction for DEEP,” said Louis Burch, CCE Program Coordinator.

Right to Know about combined sewer overflow Phase 1 active, on the web

Jun 7th, 2013 | By
Combined sewer overflow in West Haven. (photo: cjzurcher)

The groundbreaking piece of legislation passed during the 2012 legislative session requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to report Combined Sewer Overflows in the state. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, between 1.8 and 3.5 million Americans become ill from contact with water contaminated by sewage every year. Click on this Environmental Headline to find out more about this interactive map.

Nassau Health Department closes 19 NY beaches

Jun 4th, 2013 | By

Swimming is off-limits at 19 Nassau County beaches, most likely due to increased bacteria in the water caused by stormwater runoff. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

Tons of untreated sewage flows into New England waterways

Apr 21st, 2013 | By

Billions of gallons of raw sewage and contaminated stormwater surge every year into the waterways and onto the streets of New England, as a 40-year-old pledge to clean America’s lakes, rivers and streams remains unfulfilled.