The NYC Department of Environmental Protection and Open House New York has decided that they won't be letting a pandemic stand in the way of their annual traditions.

For years, the organizations have opened up a Brooklyn wastewater facility for tours on Valentine's Day, because there's nothing more romantic than holding hands and seeing what happens to your turds once they spin into the abyss.

This year, they're going virtual.

The tour of Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant typically sells out quickly, will obviously be lacking in some departments, such as the sights and smells you'd typically experience as you walk through a crap processing plant.

The February 14th virtual tour will cost $5, and will take place from 4:30-5:30pm on Zoom, so you'll have time to squeeze it in before your normal Valentine's Day plans.

You can buy your tickets here.

“Grab a date (or join solo) and take a peek inside the city’s largest sewage treatment plant, where wastewater — collected from storm drains and the toilets and sinks of more than 1 million New Yorkers — is cleaned each day in a complex system, including eight giant stainless steel digester eggs,” reads the Eventbrite ticket page description of the event. The virtual program will focus on the plant’s architecture as well as “how the digester eggs got their shape, why you should not take a shower during a rainstorm and the real problem with ‘flushable’ wipes.”


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