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File #: Int 0419-2018    Version: * Name: Generating, capturing and utilizing energy from city’s water supply, wastewater treatment systems and natural bodies of water.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to generating, capturing and utilizing energy from city's water supply, wastewater treatment systems and natural bodies of water
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: The local law requires that future construction, upgrading, or maintenance of the city's in-city water supply system infrastructure include an evaluation of whether underground vaults, internal drops, or high pressure pipes exist that can accommodate the construction or installation of a hydroelectric power project and if such installation can be done when the department is undertaking a water supply infrastructure improvement, then it shall be undertaken to capture and use the electricity either on site or through connection to the grid.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 419, 2. Int. No. 419, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 419

 

By Council Member Constantinides

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to generating, capturing and utilizing energy from city’s water supply, wastewater treatment systems and natural bodies of water

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision d of section 24-366 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 24 for the year 2012, is amended to read as follows: 

d. [The] A resource assessment, technological review and economic analysis shall be completed [within eighteen months of the effective date of the local law that added this section] by December 1, 2012, and by December 31 in every tenth year thereafter, and shall be submitted to the mayor and the speaker of the council.

§ 2. Section 24-366 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:

e. For each site identified in a resource assessment developed after December 1, 2012 where the department determines that generating electricity would be economically viable and would not negatively impact the safety of drinking water, the department shall promptly undertake appropriate measures to generate, capture and utilize energy from such site through the use of turbines or other equipment, provided that such turbine or other equipment is certified safe for drinking water in accordance with National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) standard 61 or 372 or a standard developed or adopted by the department, except that the department may elect to undertake such measures when undertaking an improvement or substantial repair at such site.

§ 3. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

SS / BM

Int. 1674-2017 / LS 4497

LS# 136

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