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Vision Niagara Presents: Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour

Here’s a tour that you will not soon forget. It’s a tour of the city’s wastewater treatment plant, found on Unity Island. This unusual tour is presented by Vision Niagara.

Just last week, a BRO reader asked about the possibilities of relocating the treatment plant, to another location other than the one that it currently occupies along the Niagara River. Years ago, there was a lively discussion about this on BRO. The conclusion? Not in our lifetime, if ever. Actually, the only way that you would ever see it moved is if there was a complete overhaul of the waterfront along the Niagara River. Everything would need to be reconfigured – the I-190, the wastewater treatment plant, et al. I’m not saying that it’s impossible – it would just be an enormous lift, but something to consider someday when the removal of the I-190 is on the table. Would it be worth it? Yes. Would we need another Buffalo Billion? Probably.

In the meantime, this is your chance to get up close and with the wastewater treatment plant, both inside and out. This tour does not come along very often. Following are the details:

Vision Niagara Presents: Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour

Tuesday, June 26, 2017

3:45 PM6 PM

Meet at Broderick Park’s shelter – foot of West Ferry Street – 90 West Ferry Street

No sandals or flipflops!

Modest donation of $10 requested to cover Vision Niagara events

Registration required through Eventbrite

See Facebook event

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is ‘queenseyes’ – Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world’s largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • Who in the world wants to visit a poo plant?
    They’re found in every city, and reek of a dirty toilet from afar.

  • PaulBuffalo

    Does the tour include 20% off at the gift shop?

  • David Pastor

    Nothing like a 15 minute notice before the tour begins. .

  • Christopher Bieda

    “Tuesday, June 26” should have read “Tuesday, June 27,” according to the Facebook link. 24 hours still isn’t much, though.

  • breckenridge

    No sandals or flip flops!! Ew.

  • Max Chester

    Yum! Only $10 to tour our own already tax-paid public service. My over-active gag reflex makes it impossible to partake.

  • mightyNiagara

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. i worked for erie county department of sewerage management, GIS department during college. visiting a treatment plant is NOT fun.
    why would anyone want to smell those scents if they’re not begin paid to be there! hahaha a modest donation is recommended! ahahaha, they should give me a donation to even try to attend.