Bonus: New York’s Harbor Water is the Cleanest in Over 100 Years
In addition to drinkable water and sewage water, the DEP regulates the cleanliness of the New York Harbor. According to the The Department of Environmental Protection website, the Harbor Survey Report notes that “the Harbor is cleaner now than at any time in the last 100 years.” The DEP works to maintain the Harbor’s clean state by employing boats to monitor its water and shoreline. This has led to an increase in recreational activities, including swimming and fishing.
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