Van Cortland Park residents say water plant construction dripping with problems

Residents in Van Cortland Park say the construction of a controversial water filtration plant is doing more harm than good.

Bronx residents opposed to the project say the plant is supposed to better the environment by creating purified water. However, they claim the facility is damaging Mother Nature and people?s health by contaminating the air. Residents say the construction crews are stirring up dust that is affecting people with asthma. Residents also say the development is increasing traffic congestion and noise problems.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, who is overseeing the project, says construction work is going well and they have received fewer complaints than expected.

The city has created a community office at 3060 Jerome Avenue for residents who wish to raise concerns about the project.Related Story

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