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File #: Int 2135-2020    Version: * Name: Report on drainage systems for bathrooms located in parks.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a report on drainage systems for bathrooms located in parks
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Ben Kallos, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation, jointly with the Department of Environmental Protection, to assess the number of park bathrooms that drain waste directly into a waterway rather than the sewer system and submit the findings in a report to the Council.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2135, 2. Int. No. 2135, 3. October 29, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-29-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 29, 2020

Int. No. 2135

By Council Members Constantinides, Kallos and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a report on drainage systems for bathrooms located in parks

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-157 to read as follows:

§ 18-157 Report on park bathroom drainage systems. a. The department, in consultation with the department of environmental protection, shall assess the drainage systems of bathroom facilities, located in parks under the jurisdiction of the department that abut any waterway, in order to determine whether such drainage systems discharge any waste without treatment, or without passing through a treatment facility, into a waterway.

b. No later than December 1, 2021, the department shall submit a report to the mayor and speaker of the council on the results of the assessment conducted pursuant to subdivision a. Such report shall include, but not be limited to the following:

1. The location of each park bathroom facility drainage system that was found to discharge waste without treatment into a waterway;

2. A description of the condition of each drainage system identified in paragraph 1, and whether any repairs are required; and

3. A description of the feasibility and estimated cost of renovating the drainage system of each drainage system identified in paragraph 1 in order to connect such drainage system to the public sewer system.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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10/7/20