A Sparkling Legacy

New York’s Steve Askew takes pride in his plant, in his team’s performance, and in the changes wastewater treatment has helped bring to the city’s waterways.
A Sparkling Legacy
Members of the North River plant WEF Operations Challenge team, the Harlem Pumptrotters, are, from left, Bill Sedutto, Mike Leone, Joe Riccardi and Justin Manfredi.

Steve Askew concisely sums up the challenge

of running New York City's North River Wastewater Treatment Plant: "We're a 28-acre, $2 billion piece of concrete, processing millions of gallons of wastewater every day, 500 feet away from tens of thousands of people on Manhattan's...

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