NYC Parks: Leveraging GIS Technology to Ensure Safe Drinking Water Fountains

In celebration of National Water Quality Month, we are revisiting one of our major 2019 projects designed to ensure safe, quality drinking water in America’s largest city. The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) has approximately 3,500 drinking water fountains in parks and facilities across the city.

In May 2019, Woodard & Curran was retained to test each fountain for lead and provide corrective measures and retesting for any fountain that required remediation. The project team leveraged existing GIS data from NYC Parks and innovative mobile ESRI GIS applications to conduct the initial testing expeditiously within seven weeks.

Learn more about the project in Parks & Rec Business May 2020 article “Drinking In Knowledge” and check out this video of our field staff at work in the heart of New York City.



Anthony Catalano Sr. Client Manager Municipal

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