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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Another busy day out on #newtowncreek taking water samples. This sample from the turning basin was in the middle of a large algal bloom; driven by high temps and recent cso events. You can notice the brown discoloration in the sample bottle itself.

Thanks to our partners at @environmentallagcc for processing these for bacteria and nutrients- check our website for recent results!

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Join us this Saturday as we continue to clean up and put in plantings at the Penny Bridge overlook. Also a good opportunity to check out the early stages of bridge demolition as the DOT prepares to lower the main span of the old K-Bridge onto a barge.

12 to 4pm
1000 Meeker Ave
Greenpoint, BK
Sat. June 24th

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This was seen this afternoon after the rain storm; but it was not coming from the nearest CSO pipe. @nych2o can someone please tell us what is happening here? For more than two hours this disturbing substance flowed out on the ebbing tide from the direction of the treatment plant at Whale Creek. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Field Day Friday at @kingslandwildflowers. Stop by from 4 to 7pm today to check out the green roof and help with some hands-on activities.

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