Bronx Water Filtration Plant Now Costs Almost 4 Times Original Estimate of $1 Billion

A view, in 2009, of the Croton Water Filtration Plant set to someday open under a golf course in Van Cortlandt Park.

The mess that has been dumped in The Bronx known as The Croton Water Treatment Plan in Van Cortlandt Park is just getting bigger and bigger.

It has, for the last 10 years, disrupted the lives of all who live in the surrounding communities through construction and broken promises from the Bloomberg administration. Now, what was once supposed to be a $1 billion project has ballooned to $3.7 billion at almost 4 times the original estimate the Daily News reports.

Read the rest at: Bronx water filtration plant costs at new high: report – NY Daily News.

Previous articles on the filtration plant:

Ten years later, Croton Water Filtration Plant deal to invest in parks, playgrounds a mess of broken promises – NY Daily News

Only $107 million of the $200 million promised by Mayor Bloomberg has been spent on Bronx parks and playgrounds while the new water filtration plant in Van Cortland Park estimated to cost $1.2 billion has ballooned to $3.5 billion and counting.

Reservoir’s Neighbors Want More Than Return of Their Water Views – NYTIMES

For the past five years, the Jerome Park Reservoir — an important link in New York City’s water supply system — has been dry. Residents have missed the radiant blue of the 94-acre basin, not to mention the cooling breeze that comes off it in summer.

“It looks like a big cement pit,” complained Gary Axelbank, a Bronx native whose apartment overlooks the reservoir, between Sedgwick and Goulden Avenues in the northern Bronx.

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Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.