Thursday, July 03, 2014
Last night's heavy rain caused another Combined Sewer Overflow event last night and by 11 PM, much of the waterway was covered with raw sewage. The smell was unbelievable. It was too dark to take photos, but I took a walk over both the Union Street and Carroll Street bridges at 6 am this morning, and took some pictures. It was still rather awful and smelly and the bacteria count in the water must have been off the charts.
It is unfathomable to thing that the new residents of the 700 unit Lightstone Group Project at the shores of the canal will have to deal with this every time it rains heavily.
This morning, I also found an email from my friend, who lives in Gowanus Houses. She has been complaining that raw sewage gurgles up in her kitchen sink every time there is a heavy downpour.
She sent along photos that she took last night. Pretty awful, isn't it?
Councilman Brad Lander's Bridging Gowanus meeting last week.
We all need to join together to demand that there be no new sewer hook ups in the Gowanus corridor until the City stops dumping s**t in our waterway.
Because this is not acceptable.