Valentine’s Sewer Tour
It’s that time of year again. No, not the time of snow and cold. It’s Valentine’s Day time again. And with it, the never-ending question: What to get that special someone?
There’s always candy. Chocolate’s. A nice heart-felt card. Maybe dinner out, some romantic spot, candlelit and all.
But you’ve done that last year, and the year before, and yes, the year before that, too. It’s time for something different, something special.
Something that special someone will remember for a life-time.
Well, this could be it. According to the Associated Press, there’s a ‘lovers tour’ that she’ll remember forever.
(AP) – Lovers of the unusual are getting another chance to impress their Valentines this year in New York City.
The Department of Environmental Protection is again offering Valentine’s Day tours of the Newtown Creek sewage treatment plant in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint section.
The DEP says it’s offering three tours this year due to “overwhelming demand.”
The 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. tours were quickly filled. So another was added at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Highlights include the plant’s giant egg-shaped digesters, which break down noxious waste into harmless sludge and gas.
During last year’s tour, the plant’s gung-ho superintendent warned the visitors a digester egg was about to emit a foul odor. It didn’t disappoint.
Oh…and you’re welcome.