Following the release of an environmental impact statement, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will host four public meetings in November 2014 to give residents the opportunity to offer comments on the draft scope of work for an environmental impact statement related to several critical upstate water supply infrastructure projects.

The projects are part of a $US1.5 billion program that seeks to ensure clean, safe and reliable drinking water for future generations of New Yorkers.

Its central component is a 4 km bypass tunnel that will convey water around a leaking section of the D...