Traditional Valentine’s Day celebrations might smell of flowers, delicate perfume and the aroma of chocolate wafting through the air as you sit in front of a roaring fireplace and pledge eternal devotion, but who needs those meaningless gestures when you and your loved one can breathe in the scent of sewage during a tour of a wastewater treatment plant?
The Department of Environmental Protection is pitching a Valentine’s Day morning tour of Brooklyn’s Newtown Creek Wastewater treatment plant, for those who don’t want to do the normal ritualistic dinner and dancing kind of thing, says the New York Daily News.
And it’s not just any old tour like they usual host — there’s a grand V-Day addition.
“Couples and singles and children and old folks — whoever shows up is welcome to a Hershey kiss,” says plant supervisor Jim P, who also added, “Just imagine going home and saying, ‘Where did he take me on Valentine’s Day? I went to see the digester eggs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.”
Oh, honey, the sewage eggs! So romantic. And if those don’t lure you in, the plant touts its fantastic views of Manhattan viewed from the top of the digester eggs.
Throw in a $10,010 Pizza Hut dinner box proposal kit at the end and you’ll have memories to last a lifetime.
Newtown Creek Wastewater Plant offering tours for lovers on Valentine’s Day [New York Daily News]