Sludge Boat Virtual Tour with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

All aboard the Sludge Boat! Toot-toot!

During Earth Week on April 20th, join the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a virtual video tour of a DEP sludge boat with Open House New York. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes video tour, you’ll learn how the City’s fleet of marine vessels play a critical role in improving the environment and producing renewable resources out of New Yorkers’ waste.

Each day, DEP treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater – the used water New Yorkers send down the drain in homes, businesses and schools, combined in many cases with rainwater collected off the streets. DEP turns that wastewater into valuable resources: clean water that gets released back into local waterways, biosolids that can be beneficially reused, and energy that can power our facilities and be put back into the grid.

In addition to the video tour, the program will include a live conversation with DEP’s Deputy Commissioner of Wastewater Treatment, Pam Elardo, followed by audience Q&A moderated by Open House New York.

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The discussion will be virtual and hosted live on Zoom, and a recording of the event will be emailed to participants.