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Yuck! Each year more than 27 billion gallons of raw sewage and polluted stormwater discharge out of 460 combined sewage overflows (“CSOs”) into the New York Harbor. Although water quality in NYC has improved significantly over the last few decades, many parts of the waterfront and its beaches are still unsafe for recreation after it rains. As little as one-twentieth of an inch of rain can overload our city’s outmoded sewer systems, which combines sewage from buildings with dirty stormwater from streets. This type of pollution imposes steep environmental, human […]