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It also requires time. Construction of the full New Creek Bluebelt on the North Shore of the Island will be ongoing for the next 10 years according to the DEP.
While a nuanced storm water management solution, the system can only be constructed in lower areas with enough green space and near the coast
The Bluebelt system was been replicated in Queens and the Bronx to alleviate street flooding and clean and filter stormwater
In addition to be an ecologically-sound storm water management system, the Bluebelt provides a home for wildlife and a place for residents to enjoy nature in an urban area
In 2009, savings from Bluebelt construction versus conventional underground sewage pipes was estimated to be $80 million
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