Department of Environmental Protection and City College of New York Partner to Conserve 11 Million Gallons of Water Annually

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

WHAT: The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the City College of New York (CCNY) will announce the completion of a water conservation project that has resulted in a savings of nearly 11 million gallons of water a year. With funding provided by DEP, CCNY has replaced nearly 800 older bathroom fixtures in 10 buildings on its Hamilton Heights campus with new, high-efficiency models. This work will reduce CCNY’s demand for water by an estimated 30,000 gallons of water per day. DEP is funding water demand reduction projects across the city in preparation for the shutdown of the Delaware Aqueduct in 2022.

WHO: Vincent Sapienza, Acting Commissioner, DEP
Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, DEP
Dr. Vincent Boudreau, Interim President, CCNY
Leonard Zinnanti, SVP and Chief Operating Officer, CCNY
David Robinson, AVP Facilities, CCNY
DEP and CCNY staff involved with installation project

WHERE:  The City College of New York
Spitzer Gallery
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
141 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031

WHEN: 11 am, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CONTACT: Susan Konig, CCNY Communications Dept. (914) 525-1867 deppressoffice@dep.nyc.gov , (718) 595-6600