NEW YORK — New York’s first-ever wastewater treatment plant will provide up to two times the amount.
New York City’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the project Tuesday, calling it the city’s first wastewater treatment facility.
The water treatment system will be in a former industrial building at the corner of Broadway and 6th Street, just west of Times Square.
The facility will be connected to New York State’s first water-treatment plant at WaterBrick on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The new facility will also produce twice the chlorine per year than existing municipal water treatment plants, which produce up to 90 times the chlorine,” DEC said in a news release.
The WaterBricks plant is the first wastewater-treatment facility to be built in the United States and is the brainchild of a consortium of local and national companies.
It is a project that started in the mid-1990s as a way to reduce pollution from New York Harbor.
The DEC says the facility will produce up.4,400 tons of chlorine annually.
The company that is supplying the water for the plant says it will produce more water than any other municipal water system in the country.
It’s part of the company’s goal to create 50,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity in New York by 2030.
The first phase of the project will be operational in 2021.
The company that will be providing water for a portion of the plant will be the New York Municipal Water Supply, a company with ties to Gov.
Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The New York Times reports that New York officials hope to open the plant as soon as the summer.