CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW TUNNEL TO HELP BRING WATER TO NYC

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Construction has begun on a new tunnel that will help bring water to the city.

The city’s department of environmental protection said it has started construction on a 2.5-mile bypass tunnel, which is expected to be about 600 feet under the Hudson River near Newburgh.

Crews are slated to use a massive boring machine for the $1 billion project.

The bypass tunnel is part of a larger project to fix leaks in the 85-mile-long Delaware Aqueduct, which helps deliver 500 million gallons of water a day from four reservoirs in the Catskill Mountains.

The aqueduct was first built more than 70 years ago.

The project is expected to last six years.

 

Source: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2017/09/9/tunnel-construction-nyc-water-supply-hudson-river-near-newburgh.html

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