Digester Egg Tour at Newtown Creek

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1 credit
Approved for 1 credit
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Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
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Free Admission

Registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins will not be accepted. 

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT), treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater annually.

New York City's wastewater is collected through an extensive grid of sewer pipes that stretch over 7,400 miles (11,900 km). The BWT operates 14 water pollution control plants, treating an average of 1.3 billion US gallons (4,900,000 m3) of wastewater a day. They also operate 96 wastewater pump stations, 8 dewatering facilities, and 490 sewer regulators.

Join us for a members-only tour of the Digester Eggs at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The tour will start with an overview of the wastewater treatment process—an essential part of protecting public health and NYC’s waterways. Following the presentation, visitors are invited to the observation deck, a glass-enclosed walkway built atop the state-of-the art Digester Eggs with views of the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens skylines.

All attendees are required to wear closed-toe, flat-soled shoes. NYC Department of Environmental Protection reserve the right to deny participation in the tour if improper footwear is worn.

This is a members-only event. Not an Urban Green member? Join or renew your membership.

Pam Elardo, P.E.
Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Wastewater Treatment

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects the environmental health, welfare and natural resources of the city and its residents. Prior to her role at BWT, Pam directed the King County Wastewater Treatment Division, one of the largest public wastewater utilities on the U.S. east coast. She also implemented the Clean Water Act with the Washington State Department of Ecology. Pam has worked internationally with the U.S. Peace Corps, Living Earth Institute and other non-profits.