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624 Water Security News

by Class 624 MS 172

Pages 2 and 3 of 8

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1. NYC Bodies of Water
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Rising Groundwater Threatens New York City
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Caption
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Rising groundwater affects New York City in a bad way. Based on the article, the level of rising sea and more rain is caused by climate change. For more than 50 years, D.E.P. partnered with U.S.G.S. to monitor the water underground and up above in Queens and Brooklyn. Their effects all ended in 2013, when D.E.P. figured that groundwater can be drinking water too.
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NY plans to shrink its list of polluted water bodies. Here’s why that’s wrong.
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NYC'S plans to shrink its list of polluted water bodies.The Clean Water Act requires New York state to keep a list of water bodies for certain uses such as drinking, recreation, fishing, etc. New York State suggests to remove nearly 300 known destruction from the list. The state changed its technique for listing waters, stop testing for certain pollution's, and ignored clear evidence of severe impairments. Based on a huge database of information about water across the state, it is extremely important fro this data base to be correct, because it certified water bodies for many New York State programs.
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2. NYC Water Supply System
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Introduction

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NYC is a coastal city, but we get our drinking water from far away. We need fresh water to keep our city alive. We use about one billion gallons of water every day. We get our water from the mountains that are upstate. The water flows into reservoirs and through aqueducts, which are giant tunnels underground that move water. Keeping water clean is so important because, without clean water, people and the environment wouldn't be able to use water daily. With clean water, people are able to use water in the ways that they need everyday. Like using the water we get to drink and cook with.
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Sea Level Rise Adds Salt to Region’s Water Supply Forecast
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Federal Monitor Investigating How Arsenic Got Into NYCHA’s Water
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The problem that the article talks about is that the sea levels are rising, so it is spilling into our freshwater areas. This is a problem because if salt is going into our freshwater it will make that water saltwater, so we can't drink it. The Delaware River is getting salt in it and this river flows into NYC Reservoirs which is where we get half of our drinking water from. But people are trying to find solutions to this problem. Some of these solutions include ramping up the flow of reservoirs, constructing plants to remove and increasing capacity in reservoirs.

https://www.thecity.nyc/2023/1/6/23541488/nyc-sea-level-rise-adds-salt-to-delaware-river-region-water-supply
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The article, "Federal Monitor Investigating How Arsenic Got Into NYCHA's water" is about how arsenic was discovered in the New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA) water system. The tenants of Riis (houses) were unable to consume their own tap water because it was contaminated with poison. The water had to be flushed and retested to find and get rid of the poison. At first it didn't show any traces of poison, but the second test showed traces of poisonous metal. Even though the water has been investigated, it is still unknown how the poison got into NYCHA's water system, but at least now it's clean and safe. https://www.thecity.nyc/2022/9/3/23336163/federal-monitor-investigating-how-arsenic-got-into-nycha-jaob-riis-water-supply