More than 27 billion gallons of raw sewage and polluted stormwater discharge out of 460 combined sewage overflows (CSOs) into New York Harbor alone each year. Many parts of the NYC waterfront and its beaches are unsafe for recreation after it rains. As little as one-twentieth of an inch of rain can overload the system. The main culprit is outmoded sewer systems, which combines sewage from buildings with dirty stormwater from streets. With rising tides throughout Brooklyns sewers, and untreated feces and industrial waste spilling from emergency relief valves into the Upper New York Bay and Gowanus Canal, things get disgusting. This song adapts and old Malvina Reynolds song and updates it to address the problem of rainfall flooding New York City.