Using the Water in the Subway for Good?

Subway Rat and Dirt

I can think of few things more disgusting than using the water collected in the subway for anything other than chemical weaponry. However, it seems that the MTA may be looking into that as part of the sustainability plan.

For example, MTA plans to power a “significant portion” of the Roosevelt Island Subway Station with renewable tidal energy generated in the East River; add a high-performance roof at MTA Metro-North Railroad’s Harmon Yard Shop, and a white roof at the MTA Long Island Rail Road Hillsdale facility; offer incentive packages from various state agencies to encourage development at or near MTA stations; and evaluate ways MTA New York City Transit can use water harvested from the subway system. [Progressive Railroading]

I’m all for sustainability, energy conservation, and saving the environment. HOWEVER, what possible good can come from doing anything with the subway water “harvested” from the system? Gross!

2 thoughts on “Using the Water in the Subway for Good?

  1. Referring to the MTA’s water plan and then starting with the tidal energy project almost makes it seem like the tidal water will be in the station as opposed to the MTA tapping into the existing Verdant Power Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) project.

    Under the plan the MTA will be building an electrical cable to run from the subway station North along the East Channel of the East River up to the location where the turbines are located just North of the Roosevelt Island Bridge.

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