Community leaders want Jerome Park Reservoir reopened

Despite a new survey from the Department of Environmental Protection ordering the Jerome Park Reservoir remain closed until 2013, community leaders and residents are calling

THE BRONX - Despite a new survey from the Department of Environmental Protection ordering the Jerome Park Reservoir remain closed until 2013, community leaders and residents are calling for the reservoir to be reopened now, 10 years after it was closed.

The DEP study says once the Croton Water Treatment plant is opened in 2013, limited access to the public can be permitted, a decision Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-The Bronx) calls "ridiculous."

"It's public property, it belongs to the people and so the people should be able to enjoy it," says Dinowitz. Residents agree, believing that if the park is reopened, it would help bring the community together.

The DEP says its concerned about the cost of keeping one of the city's drinking supplies secure if it's opened to the public. The park has been closed since the 9/11 attacks.

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