Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Upcoming Meeting On Long Term Control Plan for Gowanus CSOs

Our antiquated combined sewer system regularly puts the "anus" in Gowanus.  Come out and learn what the city's plans are to fix it, and contribute your own ideas.  Should be ab interesting follow-up to the September meeting on the siting of potential CSO retention tanks that CB6 hosted.
Public Meeting On the CSO Long Term Control Plan for the Gowanus Canal

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Public School 32
317 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Doors open at 6:00pm
DEP will give a brief presentation at 6:30 followed by a question and answer session.

When there are heavy rains and the sewer system is at full capacity, a diluted mixture of rain water and sewage, also known as combined sewage, may overflow into local waterways as a combined sewer overflow (CSO). The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is developing a CSO Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) that will identify and evaluate alternatives to improve the water quality of the Gowanus Canal.  In addition to developing alternatives through the LTCP process, DEP is currently working with the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Superfund process to site and design CSO retention tanks.

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