It is no exaggeration to say that wastewater treatment is a feat of human ingenuity and one of our most important 20th Century success stories.Read More
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Intersex fish and cocaine shrimp
Scientists lay the blame for these strange phenomena on endocrine-disrupting chemicals and pharmaceutical compounds, such as pesticides, medications, and even common household products like shampoo.Read More
Thankful for toilets that flush
‘Tis the season for gratitude, and this Thanksgiving I’m counting flushing toilets among my many blessings in life. What did people do before toilets were invented? Well, depending on where they lived, they either walked outside to use the outhouse in the freezing cold or did their business in a chamber pot and then dumped…Read More
When you flush, where does the water go?
Across Minnesota, 533 streams and river reaches have unsafe levels of E. coli or fecal coliform, which are bacteria found in human and animal feces.Read More