January 24, 2017
New York City’s Sheldon Avenue stormwater management project on Staten Island, executed by the Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) on behalf of the Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), is the recipient of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Silver sustainable infrastructure award. This project is the NYCDDC’s first to earn an Envision award for sustainability, and the second Envision project awarded in the city overall.
Currently in construction, the Sheldon Avenue project involves the creation of a natural wetland to more effectively and sustainably manage and filter stormwater captured from the local community. Additionally, sanitary sewers will be installed to allow almost 600 local homeowners to be taken off septic systems, improving water quality, increasing home values, and eliminating the headaches for homeowners associated with managing these systems. This project is the largest expansion to date of the Staten Island Bluebelt, an award-winning, ecologically sound and cost-effective stormwater program created in response to frequent flooding on the island during rain events that were caused by a lack of sufficient stormwater drainage.
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