Vol. 18, No. 9 May 5 - 18, 2005


Filter Blasting Set to Begin


Blasting was scheduled to begin this week in Van Cortlandt Park in order to make a giant hole for the Croton water filtration plant.

There will be anywhere from two to six blasts per day over a two-year period, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.

The blasting can take place anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

According to a flier distributed to residents in the vicinity of the project, one long whistle will sound three minutes before each controlled blast; two short whistles will indicate ready to blast; and three short whistles will signal that all is clear.

Residents who have questions or concerns about the blasting or anything else related to the filtration plant construction, should call DEP’s Croton Community Office at (718) 231-8470 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Or call 311 seven days a week. The DEP community office is located at 3660 Jerome Avenue.

Meanwhile, a state court judge is still studying a lawsuit brought by community residents to stop the construction.

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