Sunday, November 30, 2008

Croton Filtration Plant to Cost $3.1 Billion

What was expected to be a $1.3 billion project has the spiraled completely out of budgetary control . The Croton Filtration Plant, once projected to cost $1.3 billion in 2003, is now slated to ring up at around $3.1 billion.

The controversial water filtration plant, which the DEP ordered the City to build in 1993, is set to be built underground in Van Courtlandt park. More specifically, the plant is set to be built under the driving ranges at the park.

Critics claim the skyrocketing cost of the plant is just one part of a general mismanagement by the City of the entire project.

[Jennifer Peltz, AP via Newsday]

*photo courtesy of Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times*


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