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Combined Sewer Overflows are an ugly fact of life in NYC's outdated sewage system, which spill
460 of these outfall pipes dot our city's shoreline and affect the health (and smell) of our water.
"The water" means your water: maybe that's Long Island Sound, the East River, or Jamaica Bay.
There are too many CSO's in NYC for me to capture them all. So lets do this together. On your
These photos will be compiled, and used for educational and advocacy purposes beyond Flickr.
So do a service for the city, and snap a CSO today.
How to participate:
2) OR you can just add them to the map yourself at Open Green Map:
3) Or just email me at citynoise.org
If you are ready to start, you can find the map here:
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SanZay: 19th Jul 2009 - 10:37 GMT
What is the point of indexing each and every CSO? Especially if they already privately indexed by the DEP. How detailed map will affect the society, politics? People who do not know about CSO issue will not pay attention to the eye-pleasing landscape obstructed with "some industrial sign".
I propose geotagging simpler footages that will catch the eye of ordinary person. For example CSO discharge in progress, illegal dump on the street, clogged catch basin, oil and dead fish, bras on the water at least ;-)
Disclaimer: I do not oppose the CSO geotagging conceptually, but I am trying to challenge the idea so it will form the clear goal, plan and hypothesis of why it would work. Let us discuss it!
CartLegger: 19th Jul 2009 - 14:30 GMT
Well, I'd rather do than discuss at this point.
Seondarily, its the process of taking photos of CSO's. Its not that easy to photograph them--, but I invite you to try today! If you do, you will find that you may see your city in a whole new light. If in doing so, you happen to see something else, like the sickly image below I took on the Gowanus--by all means post it! That takes in illegal dumping, unlicensed outfalls as well. Whatever it takes, get busy, get out, and get snapping!
Michael Heimbinder: 4th Aug 2009 - 15:08 GMT
Folks involved in this CSO mapping project might also be interested in these sewage maps:
Its a wiki-map so feel free to add photos, text and videos to the existing map markers.
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