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Port wastewater treatment upgraded

April 4, 2012

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has completed a $12.5 million project to modernize a wastewater treatment plant located on the Neversink River at Port Jervis. Modernization work will help protect the water quality of both the Neversink River and the Delaware River immediately downstream.

NYC constructed and operates the Port Jervis plant in accordance with terms of the Delaware River Supreme Court Decree. In return for upstream withdrawals from the Delaware River tributaries the city built the plant in the 1950s to provide water quality protection for the Neversink River at Port Jervis, where it joins the Delaware River.

After more than 60 years of continuous operation, several major components of the Port Jervis Wastewater Treatment Plant were in need of replacement, including outdated and aging sewage treatment tanks and sludge drying beds. Visit www.nyc.gov/dep.