New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio announced that construction has begun on a $46 million project in the Tottenville section of Staten Island.
As part of the project, more than 7,200 linear feet of new storm sewers will be installed along Amboy Road, between Parker Street and Richmond Valley Road, and along Page Avenue, between Amboy Road and Estella Place. In addition, more than 11,700 linear feet of new sanitary sewers will enable 210 homes to connect to the city’s sewer system and discontinue the use of septic tanks, and 80 new catch basins will help drain precipitation from the roadways and alleviate localized flooding. While the roadway is open to install the sewers, more than 12,300 linear feet of new ductile iron water mains will also be added to replace older cast iron pipes.
“This project will help alleviate flooding while reducing the effects of septic systems on the local environment,” said DDC Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio. “We work with DEP throughout the city to strengthen and upgrade water and sewer infrastructure, and this work represents a major investment in the community.”
DEP is providing the funding for the project and DDC will manage the construction.