New York City Comptroller John Liu said an audit of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection’s Bowery Bay water pollution control project in Queens determined that a consultant’s design errors and omissions had cost the city an extra $6.6 million, but the agency made little or no effort to recoup the money for the city.

“A great deal of taxpayer money was wasted on this waste-treatment project, money that the city can and should recoup,” Liu said. “Consultants may sometimes make mistakes but the city must not pay for those mistakes. We must recoup the money for taxpayers.”

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