DEP proposes $700 million upgrade to Hunts Point water plant
The Department of Environment (DEP) is proposing a $700 million expansion to the Hunts Point water treatment plant that filters half of the Bronx?s sewage and waste waters. However, residents say the plan will do more harm than good.
The DEP says the proposal will better the environment, expand the plant by four acres and allow the facility to process more water. However, opponents say the proposal will hurt the community by increasing an already existing smell from the plant.
Once plans for the water treatment plan are finalized, the DEP says it will hold public hearings for residents to voice their concerns. The DEP has already met with Community Board Two to discuss previous changes.