Alert / Warning

Environmental - Environmental - Not Otherwise Categorized


Headline: UPDATE: REVISED: Jamaica, Queens, Sewage Discharge, Bergen Basin
Activation Time: 09/13/17 9:15 AM
Expiration Time: 09/20/17 9:15 AM
Issued By: NYCDEP Jamaica WWTP
Affected Jurisdictions: Queens County (All)
Location of Discharge: 155th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11430, USA
Additional Address Info: The Location of Discharge above is the nearest address adjacent to Outfall JA-006
Name of Waterbody Affected: Bergen Basin
Description of Discharge:
Potential public area(s) impacted: It is unknown whether public areas were impacted
Facility name: NYCDEP Jamaica WWTP, Facility ID: NY0026115
Date and Time of Discharge: Mar 7 2017 12:05PM
Duration of Discharge: 4583.9 hours ongoing.
Reason for Discharge:
Other: Several homes are found to be partially connected to a storm sewer discharging to outfall JA-006

Volume or Rate of Discharge: 0.27 Gallons Per Minute  (Estimated)
Treated State of Discharge: Untreated
Steps Taken to Contain Discharge: A Commissioner's Order has been issued to stop the discharge.

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[Disclaimer: Daily and/or termination reports will be provided for ongoing discharges. The information provided in this message is accurate at the time of report using existing systems and models.]


Revisions and Updates:

On 3/31/2017, a two-family home was also found to be connected to the storm sewer as a result of this ongoing investigation. Rate of discharge has been adjusted to account for these additional locations.

 Please note location have been issued Commissioner's Orders.