Valentine's Day Sewage Tour Back by Popular Demand

It's certainly more original than dinner and a movie
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 12, 2013 2:37 PM CST
Valentine's Day Sewage Tour Back by Popular Demand
If this is not romantic, we're not sure what is.   (Shutterstock)

Looking for a grand romantic gesture this Valentine's Day? Consider New York City's sewage tour. The Department of Environmental Protection is again offering Valentine's Day tours of the Newtown Creek sewage treatment plant in Brooklyn—three tours this year, in fact, due to "overwhelming demand" after the first two quickly filled up. Highlights include the plant's giant egg-shaped digesters, which break down noxious waste into harmless sludge and gas. During last year's tour, the plant's gung-ho superintendent warned the visitors a digester egg was about to emit a foul odor. It didn't disappoint. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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