Sewage

The raw and partially treated sewage that has for the past month, and continues to, flow into the New York region's waterways "will be one of the most enduring and expensive effects of Hurricane Sandy," reports Michael Schwirtz.
Nov 30, 2012   The New York Times
New York City is taking steps to manage the dumping of raw sewage, Mireya Navarro reports.
Feb 23, 2012   New York Times - Green Blog
Philadelphia is embarking on a $2 billion, 25-year project to improve the way it absorbs and processes stormwater.
Aug 11, 2011   This Big City
A new sewage plant has opened in New York that hopes to reduce the amount of sewage overflow when storms overwhelm the city's combined sewage and stormwater system.
May 14, 2011   The New York Times
The city of Seattle is taking on a $500 million project to update its storm drains to reduce the amount of untreated sewage that overflows into waterways during storm events.
Jul 15, 2010   The Seattle Times
In many cities, stormwater and sewage water are collected in the same sewer. As a result, good rainwater is combined with dirty sewage water. Overflows can create major problems for cities. But avoiding those problems is not exactly easy.
Apr 17, 2010   Urban Omnibus
Portland's "Green Streets" program is becoming a new tourist attraction in the city, which officials from other cities are visiting to learn from the Pacific Northwest's model water treatment infrastructure.
Mar 30, 2010   USA Today
This post from IBM's <em>A Smarter Planet</em> blog looks at how advanced monitoring techniques and analytics are helping to improve the management of sewage and wastewater in cities like Sacramento and Dubuque.
Feb 11, 2010   A Smarter Planet
As cities grow, aging sewer systems are having trouble keeping up with increasing amounts of waste. Often, the result is sewer system overflows that end up directly in waterways.
Nov 24, 2009   The New York Times
<p>In this travelogue, <em>Dwell</em> tours the often-overlooked infrastructure that keeps the metropolis of Los Angeles running.</p>
May 10, 2008   Dwell
<p>How does a rapidly changing news media affect big city planning? Badly, according to this post from <em>Next American City</em>.</p>
Apr 25, 2008   The Next American City