Have you ever been told not to go swimming at the beach after a heavy rainfall? Did you ever wonder why? Like many older cities, New York City has a combined sewer system. That just means that dirty water from buildings is collected in the same network of pipes as stormwater from street and rooftops. Jump in to find out about what’s gross about NYC’s current system, and what you can do about it. This educational video was produced by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) with animation by Justin Cassano, and music by Andy Kennedy. The project is made possible through the generous support of the NYCEF Newtown Creek Fund of the Hudson River Foundation.

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. To learn more about CUP, visit: welcometocup.org

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