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UDC Will Present “Update on the Delaware Aqueduct Shutdown” on May 4

NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a presentation titled “Update on the Delaware Aqueduct Shutdown Postponement” by Jennifer Garigliano, chief of staff for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Water Supply, on Thursday, May 4, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Upper Delaware Council office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY.

There will also be a Zoom option offered for virtual participation.

Garigliano had most recently addressed the UDC on this topic on September 1, 2022 to explain the factors that led to NYC DEP’s decision to delay the $1 billion project by one year.

If the conditions are favorable, the aqueduct shutdown is targeted to begin on October 1, 2023 and last for 6 to 8 months.

The plan is to have the three Delaware System reservoirs (Cannonsville, Pepacton, and Neversink) at 30% void levels and to assure that the Catskill and Croton Systems are sufficient to supply New York City’s water needs while repairs are underway to shore up leaks that are responsible for losing 30 million gallons per day.

All UDC meetings are open to the public. To request the Zoom link, please call (845) 252-3022 or email

The UDC’s monthly meeting to follow will include status reports from the Delaware River Basin Commission, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, National Park Service, and the UDC Executive Director; discussion of old and new business; and public comment.

Please check or UDC social media pages for any meeting updates.


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