What happens to our waste water and how does it get cleaned? Find out on Straight, No Chaser as Katy Keiffer chats with Jim Pynn, Superintendent at the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Get down and dirty as Jim explains the three steps in waterwaste treatment, including a very interesting process of using microorganisms. Find out what kinds of regulations are in place for businesses to account for chemicals in wastewater and learn how the city dealt with the effects Super Storm Sandy had on our wastewater infrastructure. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"Modern waste water treatment plants were not meant for metals and petroleums. NYC has an industrial pre-treatment program. anybody with a business in NY has to report their chimerical usage to DEP and we have the right to monitor it. Any excess chemicals are the responsibility of the business." [12:00]
--Jim Pynn, Superintendent at the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant