NYC Water

April 17, 2002

Now that we're in a state of drought, I decided to check out the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) web page. I am highly impressed with how interesting and informative the site is, particularly the part about the NYC water supply system. There's the current status of the system, a detailed map of reservoir levels, the restrictions on water use, the comprehensive drought management plan (PDF), a guide to saving water, a photo essay about the drought.

The history of the water supply, the history of drought and water consumption and the 3rd Water Tunnel feature offer some interesting basic history.

Posted by Andrew Raff at April 17, 2002 04:54 PM