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(WEAF) Commissioner John Splain explaining "New York's vast sewage disposal system". "It is estimated that one billion gallons of sewage is produced every day in New York City.Now a billion gallons of sewage would fill the full width of Fifth Avenue to the fifth floor of a building all the way from Washington Square to Central Park at 110th Street ...." What a pleasant thought. Oddly fascinating of descriptions. Poetic at points. Describes sewage purification process.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 8330