New York City Department of Environmental Planning (DEP)


New York, NY



Water: Water Distribution and Transmission


Design: Architecture, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical/HVAC Engineering

Red Hook WRRF Resilience Upgrades

The Red Hook Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) has served residents of Brooklyn since opening in 1987. A changing climate and 2012’s Superstorm Sandy prompted DEP to seek out a new submersible pump design, wall reinforcement, and flood-proofing for the facility to address concerns of future flooding.

STV was selected to provide architectural, structural, electrical, and HVAC design to protect critical equipment in seven buildings and process areas as well as within the plant’s tunnel system. The completed design elevated equipment and electrical panels above the Design Flood Elevation. Equipment that cannot be elevated were provided with waterproof enclosures. The upgrades designed by STV span several buildings as well as the plant’s tunnel system and an electrical substation. With these resilience improvements, wastewater equipment and processes will be protected before, during, and after a storm event.