Environmental Protection (DEP)

Description

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous substances pollution. DEP is an agency of nearly 6,000 employees that manage and conserve the City's water supply; distribute more than one billion gallons of clean drinking water each day to nine million New Yorkers and collect wastewater through a vast underground network of pipes, regulators, and pumping stations; and treat the 1.2 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce each day in a way that protects the quality of New York Harbor. To achieve these mandates, DEP oversees one of the largest capital construction programs in the region. As the City agency responsible for New York City's environment, DEP also regulates air quality, hazardous waste, and critical quality of life issues, including noise.

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Addresses

  59-17 Junction Blvd., Flushing NY, 11373    Map this

Contact Numbers

24-Hour information and complaint number (Water, Sewer, Air, Noise, Asbestos, Hazardous Materials, R:  311
Water Billing and Metering Information:  (718) 595-7000
Water Billing and Metering Information TTY/TDD:  (718) 595-7099
24-Hour information and complaint number (Water, Sewer, Air, Noise, Asbestos, Hazardous Materials, R:  311
To Report Pollution in the Watershed, dial (888) H2O-SHED:  (888) 426-7433

Personnel

Vincent Sapienza , Commissioner. $226,366.
(718) 595-6565
Chief of Staff - Kim Cipriano
(718) 595-4134
Executive Assistant to the Commissioner - Cavita Lewis
(718) 595-5746
Equal Employment Opportunity Officer - Danielle Barrett
(718) 595-3432
DEP Inspector General - Gregory Cho
(212) 825-3335