Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan--Gowanus Canal, 2008

"The Red Hook WPCP [Water Pollution Control Plant] began operating in 1987 with a step-aeration design capacity of 60 million gallons per day (MGD), and has been providing full secondary treatment since 1989. Treatment processes include primary screening, raw sewage pumping, grit removal and primary settling, air-activated sludge capable of operating in the step aeration mode, final settling, and chlorine disinfection..."

Report includes watershed maps and a description of the pollution control process and equipment. 


  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan--Gowanus Canal,  August 29, 2008

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