The Visitor Center at Newtown Creek tells the story of New York City's water and wastewater systems. It is located in the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn. The Visitor Center features Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employees who explain the City's water cycle, including supply, distribution, wastewater treatment, and harbor water quality.

This facility will help you learn about the 1 billion gallons of water New Yorkers use every day, the City's thousands of miles of pipes, aqueducts, and water mains, and DEP's responsibilities through the eyes of DEP's workforce.


The Visitor Center is open by appointment only. Please call (718) 595-5140 for updates on the Visitor Center hours.


Visitor Center at Newtown Creek
328 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(Enter through the main gate at the intersection of Greenpoint Avenue and Humboldt Street.)

Learn more about the Visitor Center.