Brooklyn Sewage Plant Offering Valentine’s Day Tour
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Looking to take your sweetheart on a Valentine’s Day date she’s not soon to forget?
The Department of Environmental Protection will be giving a special tour for lovers of the 53-acre Newton Creek Wastewater treatment plant in Brooklyn.
Tour host and superintendent Jim Pynn said it’ll be a unique date.
“I think couples are going to make it a destination. How many people can say they spent their Valentine’s Day at a wastewater treatment plant?,” Pynn told 1010 WINS. “I just think that some folks are going to use it like their bucket list.”
The highlight of the tour, which kicks off at 10 a.m., will be the Greenpoint Avenue plant’s giant egg-shaped digesters which break down the noxious waste into harmless sludge and gas.
The digester eggs are 130 feet tall and offer great views of the city from the top.
“They’re an iconic piece of functional architecture that’s part of the plant,” Pynn said. “I get pretty rave reviews of the view of Manhattan and of course the view of the facility.”
Though the plant holds monthly tours, each Valentine’s Day visitor will be given a special treat – a Hershey’s kiss.
“Who knows, we may even get a couple proposing — making the ultimate commitment to each other,” Pynn said.
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