How clean should the Bronx River be? What should be done to get it there?
Those are the questions that will be raised as New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection drafts a “long-term control plan,” or LTCP for the waterway.
Right now, mainly because of overflows from the city’s antiquated sewage system, some New York City waterbodies aren’t even safe to touch.
Under both PlaNYC and federal law the city is supposed to get all its waterways—its bays, canals, creeks, ponds and rivers—as clean as it can. The goal is to make more of the blue stuff safe for boating, fishing and even swimming. The constraint is engineering feasibility and cost.
For more information on the Bronx River LTCP process, click here.