NYC Watershed

How is it that water quality is typically the best in areas with lots of forestland? What is a watershed and what’s the big deal about New York City’s watershed? Is it true that NYC’s source water is unfiltered? Find out answers to these questions and more in the blogs below.

Who Drank that Water and Where in the World Did it Come From?

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Who Drank that Water and Where in the World Did it Come From?

Who else might have drunk the water you drank today? Where in the world did it came from? South Africa? Hong Kong?

Trees in Action: Part 2

Jessica Alba Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Trees in Action: Part 2

Do trees cling to the soil or does soil cling to the trees?

Trees Do What?

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Trees Do What?

Have you ever thought of all that trees do for us, for wildlife, and for the planet? Take a break and ponder how amazing and diverse they are!

Trees in Action

Jessica Alba Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Trees in Action

Water is strong, but tree canopies help to soften the raining blows.

Woods Wash Water

Tyler Van Fleet Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Woods Wash Water

Mother Nature takes issue with the idea that NYC’s drinking water is unfiltered.

The New York City Watershed Explained

Tyler Van Fleet Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Do you know where NYC’s drinking water comes from?

What is a Watershed & Why Should I Care?

Tyler Van Fleet Wednesday, 10 April 2019

What is a Watershed & Why Should I Care?

A watershed is a shed that holds water, right?

It's The Water

Andrew Krutz Wednesday, 19 December 2018

It's The Water

New York City pizza and bagels are widely considered the best in the U.S., but why? It’s the water.

A Good Kind of Litter

George Johnson Monday, 23 October 2017

A Good Kind of Litter

You might look at a leaf-covered stream and think it looks dirty. But all that leaf litter is good for water quality, both for creatures in the water and those of us who depend on it to drink.