Tag: Croton Water Filtration Plant

In a Complete Reversal, Department of Environmental Protection Announces Pilot Program Granting Public Access To Jerome Park Reservoir

Last night at a meeting for the Croton Facility Management Committee, the Commissioner Emily Lloyd of New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection surprised all in attendance that the agency will move forward with a pilot program granting public access to The Jerome Park Reservoir—one of The Bronx’s greatest treasures that has been cut off from the public for some 20 years now.

Bronx Water Filtration Plant Now Costs Almost 4 Times Original Estimate of $1 Billion

The mess that has been dumped in The Bronx known as The Croton Water Treatment Plan in Van Cortlandt Park is just getting bigger and bigger.

It has, for the last 10 years, disrupted the lives of all who live in the surrounding communities through construction and broken promises from the Bloomberg administration. Now, what was once supposed to be a $1 billion project has ballooned to $3.7 billion at almost 4 times the original estimate the Daily News reports.