The NYC Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP) presented updated designs for the CSO tank and head house planned for the north end of the Gowanus Canal at the Community Board 6 Parks/Recreation/Environmental Protection Committee
meeting on Wednesday evening at the Brooklyn YWCA.
The 100-year-old Gowanus Station building located at 243 Butler Street, as well as 242 and 270 Nevins Street, are currently in the process of being purchased by the City under eminent domain and face demolition
to make room for the eight million gallon Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) tank and head house as part of the EPA’s cleanup of the Gowanus Canal. The CSO tank will hold excess rainwater and sewage during heavy storms, preventing it from flowing into the canal. A separate 4 million gallon CSO tank will be installed mid-canal by the Fourth Street Basin.