7 thoughts on “New York’s Sewer Overflows Could be Contributing to Climate Change

  1. Great coverage on an important subject; thanks!

    When homeowners pave or otherwise cover land surrounding their homes with impervious surfaces that prevent rain and other runoff from being locally absorbed, this private action adds to the burden on public sewers. Homeowners’ real estate taxes and / or water-sewer charges should reflect the additional costs they’re shifting to the city. (I think City Limits has covered this aspect of the story in the past….)

    • Great idea! In Forest Hills, the advent of McMansions in the Cord Meyer district has meant an increase in flooding downhill to the “valley” on Yellowstone Blvd. Aside from being an eyesore, those homes are definitely affecting the environment by destroying the natural greenery that previously abated some of these issues.

  2. As some one who worked for the DEP solution is:

    -Storage tanks at treatment plants to hold it until after the rain(expensive)

    -Rain gardens, green roofs, permeable paving, man made wetlands. Anyplace you can open up the pavement to plant something you can reduce the amount of runoff.

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