Quick mends: NYC’s East River could get a floating pool


A designer’s concept shows the four pools, shaped like a cross. (courtesy Pool Plus)

According to today’s Los Angeles Times, an architect has created a working model of a massive pool that would filter its own water from the East River. Our river and New York’s East River share the storm runoff pollution problem.

“More than 27 billion gallons of raw sewage and polluted stormwater flow into New York Harbor each year, according to the clean water advocacy group Riverkeppers. Supporters of the pool design are confident the filtering system will be a game-changer.”

One of the supporters: Google.

See you on the river, Jim Burns

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