On November 21, 2023, the Department of Environmental Protection announced that customers who enrolled in autopay through the autopay enrollment incentive program saved over $2.1 million. Autopay allows customers to pay bills automatically, preventing future delinquencies.
On June 23, 2023, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Parks Department, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the completion of newly renovated tennis courts at Jackie Robinson Park in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The DEP-funded project necessitated $1,000,000 in capital and involved painting the courts vibrant purple and blue colors, upgrading them with new surfacing and nets, and installing green infrastructure.
On June 1, 2023, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced the results of the water bill amnesty program following the program’s end on May 31st. The water bill amnesty program allowed New Yorkers with outstanding water bills to pay a portion or whole of the owed principal of the water bill to have the outstanding interest forgiven.
On February 3, 2022, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the Rikers Island Feasibility Study, which will determine the capacity for wastewater and organics processing on Rikers Island after the Corrections facilities are shut down.
Approximately 10 percent of the City’s drinking water passes through the reservoir daily. On February 7, 2022, the Department of Environmental Protection announced the completion of infrastructure upgrades at Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx. The project cost $15.7 million, and work started in 2018.