NY waterways plagued by sewage spills

December 08, 2017 07:09 AM

Nearly four billion gallons of sewage have spilled into New York waterways over the past four years. That's according to Environmental Advocates of New York.

The watchdog group released an update Thursday to its 2016 report focused on the state's rivers and streams. It found that from May 2013 to July 2017, more than 10,000 sewage overflows were reported.

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That translates into over 3.8 billion gallons discharged into waterways.

You can get sewage alerts from the DEC by clicking here.


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