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The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of Newtown Creek.

2016 Water Quality Booklet

Combined Sewer Overflow

CSO is one of the largest sources of ongoing pollution to Newtown Creek. Every year an estimated 1.2 billion gallons of untreated sewage and storm water are discharged into Newtown Creek, with 90% being discharged into the most stagnant tributaries where impacts are amplified.

Check out recent video documenting what CSO looks like and learn more about solutions to the problem.

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2016 Water Quality Booklet

2016 Water Quality Booklet

In 2016, NCA, in partnership with the Environmental Science program at LaGuardia Community College, conducted an extensive water quality testing program on Newtown Creek. Check out our project booklet with info about water quality issues, our findings and how you can help improve conditions.

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The Brooklyn Topographic Office, located at Borough Hall, maintains Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for the entire county. These massive volumes offer some beautiful details of current and historic buildings and features. Here are a few snapshots from various #newtowncreek properties; showcasing previous uses, demapped streets, handwritten edits and more. The office is open to the public M-F; with friendly staff happy to help.

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Windy conditions creating small #whitecaps on #newtowncreek this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to @nysdec for heeding our recommendation and installing this signage at the #blissvilleseep; an active oil spill behind Review Avenue in Queens. There is still much work ahead to cleanup the spill and prevent further contamination of #newtowncreek - but this is one small step towards greater awareness of ongoing contamination sources.

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