Don't Drink The Water

The Washington, D.C. sewer system –- which will eventually outsize its subway system -– needs a little work.

"I had never thought much about what happened after the toilet flushed. The contents simply went away. But that was before I moved to Cleveland Park—and before my toilet started flushing up, rather than down, during rainstorms. And before I became obsessed with Washington's sewer system...As awful as that sounds, it was merely a drop in the billions of gallons of combined raw sewage and storm water that flow every year into Washington's principal waterways: the Anacostia River, the Potomac River, and Rock Creek."

Thanks to David Gest

Full Story: Who'll Stop The Drain?

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