|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 16, 2014||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7863
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S7863 - Details
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S7863 - Summary
Directs the city of New York to conduct an analysis of stormwater and groundwater issues in southeast Queens.
S7863 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7863 TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the city of New York to conduct an analysis of stormwater and groundwater issues in southeast Queens PURPOSE: This bill would require New York City to conduct a detailed analysis of storm water and groundwater issues in Southeast Queens that, at a minimum, evaluates: the feasibility and efficacy of the installation of reverse seepage basins; the status of storm water sewer upgrades; and the potential rehabilitation of former water supply wells, In addition, a report on the findings would be required to be submitted to the Legislature no later than June 30, 2014. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: For one hundred years, from 1897 to 1996, Southwest Queens, NYC received its drinking water from a private company, Jamaica Water Supply Co. (JWS). That company had 69 wells from which it pumped 60 million gallons of water per day from underground. Besides providing water for this community, this pumping extracted water from the ground and kept the standing water level at manageable levels. In 1996, New York City purchased JWS and stopped pumping water from these wells. The water left underground began rising at an alarming level. In testimony before a NY City Council committee in September 2007, the Department of Environmental Preservation Commissioner Emily Lloyd stated that the ground water level in Jamaica, Queens had risen 35 feet since pumping of the wells was discontinued in 1996. This rising level was flooding homes and
S7863 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7863 I N S E N A T E June 16, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to direct the city of New York to conduct an analysis of stormwa- ter and groundwater issues in southeast Queens THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The city of New York shall conduct a detailed analysis of stormwater and groundwater issues in southeast Queens including the communities of Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Jamaica, Hollis, Spring- field Gardens, Laurelton, Rosedale and Brookville. The analysis shall, at a minimum, include an evaluation of: the feasibility and efficacy of the installation of reverse seepage basins; the status of stormwater sewer upgrades; and the potential rehabilitation of former water supply wells. A report on the findings of such analysis shall be submitted to the legislature no later than June 30, 2014. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08740-06-4
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