Water Systems in NYC

A map of New York City's water systems produced during a class session by Sustainable Systems: Practices students in Fall 2019, Parsons/The New School.

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Water Systems in NYC by Mind Map: Water Systems in NYC

1. Combined Sewer System (CSS)

1.1. Combined Sewer Overflow Events

1.2. https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dep/images/content/pages/water/cso-wet-weather-conditions.png

2. Water treatment plant

2.1. Lack of capacity to deal with storm events

2.2. Increase of storm events due to Climate Change

2.2.1. North Eastern US will get wetter / more storms / more rain

2.3. When it rains, can't hold as much water

2.4. People flushing non-flushables - FATBERG problem

3. Wastewater / "Sewage"

3.1. Rainwater

3.2. Household wastewater

3.3. Industrial/commercial wastewater

4. Buildings

4.1. Houses

4.2. Apartment buildings

4.3. Office buildings

5. Water sources

5.1. Reservoirs

5.2. Tunnels

5.3. Pipes

5.4. Aqueducts

5.5. UV Treatment

5.6. Rainwater

6. Rivers

7. New York Harbor

8. End User / "Consumer" /"People"

9. Climate

10. Climate Change

10.1. Conditions

11. Sea-level Rise

12. Sustainable Design

12.1. Rain gardens/bioswales

12.2. Water reduction technologies

12.3. Text message campaign - warning when not to flush

12.4. Green Infrastructure

13. Public Awareness Campaign

13.1. Goal: Reduce Water Usage

13.2. Method: Attempt to raise the public's awareness of their water consumption.

13.2.1. Ads on Youtube/Facebook/Instagram