Walking Tour of Combined Sewage Overflows (CSO) along the East River Blueway
East River Waterfront Esplanade below the Brooklyn Bridge, at the water near South St. and Dover St., Manhattan
April showers bring…combined sewage overflow (CSO) events. Come join Lower East Side Ecology Center Education Director, Dan Tainow, to learn about the CSOs along your East River Blueway. Combined Sewer Overflow – or CSO – occurs when wet weather overwhelms the City’s sewage treatment process, resulting in approximately 27 billion gallons of untreated wastewater being discharged into the estuary. While experts consider CSO pollution to be the leading threat to water quality in the estuary, it is of particular concern to the wide range of waterfront users that work, learn and recreate right where CSOs happen.
We will walk the length of the East River Blueway from the Brooklyn Bridge to 38th Street and try to find all of the CSOs along the way.