East Branch Aeration
NYCDEP proposes to construct a blower building containing two blowers and a diffused aeration system for aerating portions of Newtown Creek including one of its tributaries, East Branch. The goal of the project is to improve the water quality of Newtown Creek and its tributaries as per the requirements of a 2004 Administrative Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Consent Order between NYCDEP and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The blower building would be located at 58-26 47th Street in Maspeth, New York, and the installation of the air header piping with diffusers would be located along the bottom channel of the East Branch and portions of Newtown Creek. The piping would total 1,600 feet and would be held in place using concrete ballast collars.