"Wastewater Plants Still Vulnerable"

"More than a year after superstorm Sandy, a messy problem has lingered: How to prevent storm surges from crippling sewerage systems and causing untreated wastewater to spill into waterways and homes."

"Sewerage systems across the New York City region are undertaking costly attempts to fortify against future storms, after Sandy sent billions of gallons of raw and partially treated waste into waterways and swatches of suburbia.

In Yonkers, where the wastewater treatment plant couldn't completely treat wastewater for a month after the Hudson River overran its banks, Westchester County has commissioned $900,000 in studies to determine how to prevent such floods."

Will James reports for the Wall St. Journal February 9, 2014.

Source: Wall St. Journal, 02/11/2014