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State of the Sewers 2016, Performance Metrics

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 materials pollution. To achieve this mission, DEP operates and maintains 7,500 miles of sewers that convey an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to 14 in-city wastewater treatment plants. Over the last decade, DEP has embraced a datadriven, proactive approach to operating and maintaining the sewer system. By using a range of digital tools and innovative practices, DEP develops targeted programs to provide a high level of service to our customers while focusing on investments that will prioritize our resources.