City Begins $35 Million Project to Improve Drainage and Enhance Jack’s Pond in Great Kills New Catch Basins and Storm Sewers will help to Alleviate Roadway Flooding A Map of the Project Area and Photos of the Work are Available on DEP’s Flickr Page The New York City Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Design and Construction (DDC) today announced that work is underway on a $35 million project to improve drainage and enhance Jack’s Pond in the South Shore’s Great Kills neighborhood. The infrastructure upgrade will include the construction of 90 catch basins and more than a mile of new storm sewers that will collect stormwater and direct it to an enhanced Jack’s Pond, where it will be naturally filtered to protect the environment. In addition, more than two miles of new sanitary sewers will allow approximately 51 homes to connect to the City sewer system and discontinue the use of septic tanks. The project,…

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