Press Release: Advocates ask NYC City Council to support aggressive actions needed to reduce sewage and stormwater pollution

Groups converge at City Hall to press for ‘fishable, swimmable’ waters in NYC Advocates ask City Council to support aggressive actions needed to reduce sewage and stormwater pollution, promote rain gardens and other vital citywide solutions New York, N.Y. – Clean water advocates from across the city — from Flushing Bay to the Bronx River, […]

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Press Release: NYC Nitrogen Report, East River and Long Island Sound

Nitrogen from NYC wastewater fuels dead zones in the East River and western Sound. Recent investments have improved conditions, but there’s more to do. Our new report, based on research by Prof. Jamie Vaudrey, explains.

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How New York City’s Sewage Gets Into Long Island Sound

When it rains in New York City, rain and debris from city streets mixes with wastewater containing raw sewage and other pollutants and overload the city’s antiquated combined sewage and stormwater system, dumping the polluted brew into the waters around the five boroughs. Each year on average 70 of these “combined sewage overflows” (CSOs) occur, […]

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Press release: NY State Approves Flawed Plans For New York City’s Massive Sewer Overflows

The plans will allow huge amounts of raw sewage to continue flowing into City waters for decades to come, endangering New Yorkers and hindering restoration efforts in Long Island Sound.

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Press Release: Water advocates mark World Water Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Water advocates mark World Water Day   HARTFORD, CONN. – Eight organizations from across Connecticut are coming together to celebrate water on United Nations World Water Day, March 22.    Clean Water Action, Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound, Connecticut River Watershed Council, […]

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Your Legal Watchdogs

With your support, we’re fighting to stop water pollution in our rivers and the Sound and to protect precious landscapes and wildlife habitat. Here’s the latest news on just a few of our most critical projects. Saving Plum Island CFE/Save the Sound and six other organizations and individuals filed suit in July against the Department of […]

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Launching phase two of the Beardsley Zoo green infrastructure project

Save the Sound is thrilled to launch phase two of green infrastructure retrofits at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo! In 2015 we partnered with the Beardsley Zoo to bring to life phase one of their Green Infrastructure Long-Range Plan, which identifies opportunities for managing stormwater runoff produced by the zoo’s parking lots. As a part of this […]

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CFE Sues Danbury for Sewage Pollution

The City of Danbury has been releasing raw sewage and other chemicals into local waterbodies for more than five years.

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