journey through the New York water system, from high above the upstate New York watershed through the underground infrastructure
to its final destination at an apartment tap in New York City.
Along the way, intrepid hosts John Rosiello and Christine McKinley
jump from a plane, bike down the steep slopes of the Catskill
Mountains, kayak down the raging creeks that feed into the reservoir
system, go deep underground to unearth the hidden workings of the
intricate dam systems, explore abandoned aqueducts and scramble
dozens of stories above the city streets atop a New York apartment
Given unprecedented access by the New York City Department of
Environmental Protection, Under New York goes underground with a
crew digging an immense filtration plant deep in the earth and
rappels down the face of a 240-foot dam with members of the
specially trained DEP police team. The hosts join water crews on
the streets of New York trying to trace buried water leaks and climb
to the top of an apartment building where local guys are still doing
things the old fashioned way when it comes to building a wooden water
tower. Under New York celebrates engineering and ingenuity - and
the people who make it all work and keep the water flowing.
Under New York explores one of the greatest water systems of the
world and takes viewers to places few have ever seen or can hope to
see. Produced by Optomen Productions for Discovery, Under New York
is an adventurous exploration of an engineering marvel.