Wastewater Treatment System

Wastewater Treatment Plants

26th Ward

Plant in operation 1944
Design Capacity 85 MGD
Dewatering 26th Ward
Population Served 283,428
Receiving Waterbody Jamaica Bay
Drainage Area 5,907 Acres, eastern section of Brooklyn, near Jamaica Bay
Plant Staff 93

Bowery Bay

Plant in operation 1939
Design Capacity 150 MGD
Dewatering Bowery Bay
Population Served 848,328
Receiving Waterbody Upper East River
Drainage Area 15,203 Acres, northeast section of Queens
Plant Staff 81

Coney Island

Plant in operation 1935
Design Capacity 110 MGD
Dewatering 26th Ward
Population Served 596,326
Receiving Waterbody Jamaica Bay
Drainage Area 15,087 Acres, south and central Brooklyn
Plant Staff 69

Hunts Point

Plant in operation 1952
Design Capacity 200 MGD
Dewatering Hunts Point
Population Served 684,569
Receiving Waterbody Upper East River
Drainage Area 16,664 Acres, eastern section of the Bronx
Plant Staff 108

Jamaica

Plant in operation 1903/1943
Design Capacity 100 MGD
Dewatering Jamaica WWTP
Population Served 728,123
Receiving Waterbody Jamaica Bay
Drainage Area 25,313 Acres, southern section of Queens
Plant Staff 66

Newtown Creek

Plant in operation 1967
Design Capacity 310 MGD
Dewatering Hunts Point WWTP
Population Served 1,068,012
Receiving Waterbody East River
Drainage Area 15,656 Acres, south and eastern midtown sections of Manhattan, northeast section of Brooklyn and western section of Queens
Plant Staff 88

North River

Plant in operation 1986
Design Capacity 170 MGD
Dewatering Wards Island WWTP
Population Served 588,772
Receiving Waterbody Hudson River
Drainage Area 6,030 Acres, west side of Manhattan above Bank Street
Plant Staff 109

Oakwood Beach

Plant in operation 1956
Design Capacity 39.9 MGD
Dewatering Oakwood Beach WWTP
Population Served 244,918
Receiving Waterbody Lower New York Bay
Drainage Area 10,779 Acres, southern section of Staten Island
Plant Staff 59

Rockaway

Plant in operation 1952
Design Capacity 45 MGD
Dewatering 26th Ward WWTP
Population Served 90,474
Receiving Waterbody Jamaica Bay
Drainage Area 6,259 Acres, Rockaway Peninsula
Plant Staff 41

Owls Head

Plant in operation 1952
Design Capacity 120 MGD
Dewatering 26th Ward/Wards Island WWTPs
Population Served 758,007
Receiving Waterbody Upper New York Bay
Drainage Area 12,947 Acres, western section of Brooklyn
Plant Staff 68

Wards Island

Plant in operation 1937
Design Capacity 275 MGD
Dewatering Wards Island WWTP
Population Served 1,061,558
Receiving Waterbody Upper East River
Drainage Area 12,056 Acres, western section of the Bronx and upper east side of Manhattan
Plant Staff 118

Tallman Island

Plant in operation 1939
Design Capacity 80 MGD
Dewatering Tallman Island WWTP
Population Served 410,812
Receiving Waterbody Upper East River
Drainage Area 16,860 Acres, northeast section of Queens
Plant Staff 71

Port Richmond

Plant in operation 1953
Design Capacity 60 MGD
Dewatering Oakwood Beach WWTP
Population Served 198,128
Receiving Waterbody Kill Van Kull
Drainage Area 9,665 Acres, northern section of Staten Island
Plant Staff 46

Red Hook

Plant in operation 1987
Design Capacity 60 MGD
Dewatering Red Hook WWTP
Population Served 192,050
Receiving Waterbody Lower East River
Drainage Area 3,200 Acres, northwest section of Brooklyn and Governor's Island
Plant Staff 55