City Council has requested additional funds to deal with combined sewage overflows in Soundview Park. Photo via Riverdale Press

New York City Council has submitted its response to the fiscal 2019 preliminary budget, requesting additional capital funding for solar installations on city property and control plans for sewage overflow.

The Council is requesting an addition of $789 million to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services capital budget to increase the pace of solar installations on city buildings.

The Council is also calling on the administration to channel $400 million to better capture high rates of combined sewage overflow, specifically in the areas surrounding Soundview Houses in the Bronx and Bland Houses in Queens.

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