February 14th, 2017

Romance Comes Alive at a Brooklyn Wastewater Treatment Plant on Valentine’s Day

“Romance” and “wastewater treatment plant” are not usually written in the same sentence, but if you live in the New York City area and are wondering where to take your date for Valentine’s Day, look no further. Romance is in the air at a wastewater treatment plant in Brooklyn.

A yearly tradition, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provides tours of its Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn, Greenpoint every Valentine’s Day. This year the plant is offering three romantic tours to coincide with this special holiday.

The odiferous tour of the plant, which serves approximately one million residents in a 25 square mile radius, includes a short overview of the wastewater treatment process followed by an amorous visit to the 120-foot-high observation deck.

However, to keep the tour romantic, may we suggest eliminating any foul odors that emanate from the plant. Industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants are well known for producing odors that can be strong, persistent, and a nuisance to employees, residents, businesses, and industries located near the wastewater treatment plant. And in this case, Valentine’s Day dates?

Fortunately, these foul odors, which are generated from the pump stations, head works, clarifiers, digesters, aeration basins, lagoons and sludge handling areas, can be completely remedied with the atomization of Ecosorb® odor control solutions at strategic points to manage these industrial odors.

So this Valentine’s Day, skip the romantic dinner and head to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant for what could be a relationship-enhancing tour.


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