Challenges & Opportunities

Water is one of our most precious resources and must be valued and managed wisely. Safeguarding this invaluable natural resource while delivering high-quality drinking water, wastewater services, and stormwater management to residents of New York City requires a holistic approach to water management.


We will manage our drinking water supply to maintain its world-renowned quality and will manage our wastewater treatment, stormwater management, and drainage systems to improve the quality of our local waterways and beaches, as well as ensure every neighborhood receives a high level of infrastructure services.

Protect the city's water supply and maintain the reliability and resiliency of the water-supply system.

Install or repair 500 water fountains and water-bottle refilling stations across the five boroughs

Expand green infrastructure and smart design for stormwater management in neighborhoods across the city.

Reduce pollution from stormwater runoff.

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