DEP Dumps Valentine's Tours of Sewage Treatment Plant After Snowstorm

By Jeanmarie Evelly on February 13, 2014 6:07pm 

 The Department of Environmental Protection will lead tours of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday, promising "a unique setting for New Yorkers seeking an alternative destination for a Valentine's Day outing."
The Department of Environmental Protection will lead tours of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday, promising "a unique setting for New Yorkers seeking an alternative destination for a Valentine's Day outing."
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Nicholas Lemery Nantel

GREENPOINT — The Department of Environmental Protection was planning to offer star-crossed lovers a Valentine's Day tour of the Newtown Creek sewage treatment plant, but canceled Friday morning after yet another snowstorm walloped the city.

This would have been the third year for the tours at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday.

The tour was set to include an overview of the wastewater treatment process, and give details on how the plant will soon begin converting biogas into natural gas, enough to heat nearly 5,200 homes.

It was also supposed to conclude with a visit to the observation deck atop the plant's stainless-steel digester eggs, where lovers could enjoy a clear view of the Manhattan skyline and  "take home a special giveaway," according to the DEP.

An alternate date has not yet been announced.

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