January 9, 2015
Borough President Eric Adams announced a plan developed by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on January 13th, 2015 to prevent up to half a billion gallons of stormwater from entering the combined sewer system annually. This will contribute to a dramatic reduction in the release of raw sewage into the East River and New York Harbor during heavy storms. The plan also recommends approaches to protect Red Hook and Sunset Park from future coastal flooding.
THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S OFFICE has sponsored funding from the New York State Department of State for planning and implementing the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway over the last ten years, including the funding for this study.
This report was prepared for the NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.
Click here to view the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Stormwater Management Plan