Unprocessed sewage overflows into NYC waterways as often as once a week.
27 billion gallons of untreated sewage is dumped into NYC's Harbor every year.
Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) happen when the sewer system is overloaded by rainfall and snow.
Help keep your shit out of the harbor during storms.
Enter your address to see if you currently are in a no-flush zone.
A low-flow toilet could save 50-80 gallons of water a day.
NYC has 14 sewage treatment plants.
Fill a liter bottle with water and add it to your toilet's tank to displace some volume.
70% of NYC sewage systems collect storm water runoff, domestic sewage, and industrial wastewater in the same pipe.
Postpone your laundry for a day
A rainfall of 1/10" in an hour or 4/10" inch in 24 hours can overwhelm the system and result in release of untreated sewage to NYC waterways.
Take a shorter shower on rainy days
Release of untreated sewage occurs at 460 sites around NYC called Combined Sewer Outflow (CSO).
Don't throw trash into the toilet - it gets discharged too!
27 billion gallons of untreated wastewater are released into NYC waterways every year.
Leave the dishes in the sink
Average NYC flush is 5 gallons (1 less flush a day = 40 million gallons saved)