Newark to make $23M upgrade at water treatment plant to prevent future lead exposure
The long-awaited fixes to the Pequannock Water Treatment Plant aim to improve the way the city cleans its water and prevent the type of crisis that thrust Newark into the national spotlight in 2019.
Apr 12, 8:01 AM
Tap Water Taste Funny In NYC? There’s Nothing To Fear, But Blame Aging Infrastructure
NYC Officials say the city’s drinking water is still safe, but it may taste weird while repairs to the Catskill Aqueduct are ongoing.
Oct 22, 2021 3:22 PM
Ida Forced 250,000 NJ Residents To Boil Water For 6 Weeks
Officials say clean-up efforts should wrap up next week.
Oct 8, 2021 12:26 PM
Newark Nears Finish On Lead Pipe Removal In Record Time
More than 22,000 lead service lines have been replaced with copper pipes across the city.
Oct 7, 2021 4:32 PM
New Bill to Restrict Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' Could Help Heal Hudson Valley Water Supply
Federal lawmakers took a major step last month to curb toxic chemicals that have polluted the water of cities and towns across America.
Aug 19, 2021 3:21 PM
NYC Schools Left Thousands Of Lead-Contaminated Water Spouts Unfixed For Months, Sometimes Years
An NYC Comptroller's audit found 5,700 water fixtures had high lead levels in 2018 and 2019. More than half weren't remedied after three months.
Updated: Jul 12, 2021 11:00 AM
Sandhogs Start On Final Shafts Of NYC’s Giant Water Tunnel, Following 50 Years Of Construction
The completion of City Tunnel. No. 3 would help alleviate strain from droughts and the coming climate emergency, but it has cost decades of human toil.
Apr 22, 2021 8:46 AM
Newark Reaches Settlement In Environmental Lawsuit Over Lead-Tainted Water
A years-long court battle that brought national attention to Newark’s water crisis is coming to an end.
Jan 27, 2021 11:01 AM
Newark Hits Milestone In Water Crisis
That doesn’t necessarily mean the city’s drinking water is completely lead-free.
Jul 3, 2020 3:00 PM
Venezuelan Immigrants In NYC Scramble To Send Aid Home During National Turmoil
A week after the blackouts in Venezuela, chaos and confusion are still rampant.
Updated: Mar 15, 2019 1:58 PM
Bring Your Paddleboard For Tonight's Flooded Subway Commute
Do not take the Brooklyn-bound L at First Avenue.
Updated: Jul 17, 2018 6:03 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Here's How Clever New Yorkers Are Surviving Subway Flooding
One person's metaphor for the collapsing journalism industry is another's makeshift dam.
Updated: May 18, 2018 11:21 AM
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