Nobody expects sewage in the streets in 21st Century America
November 11, 2010
Plumbing and piping problems at an apartment complex in New York City have created a buzz over the sewage being spilled into the street
. It's only a remarkable story because we don't deal with the daily flow of untreated wastewater into the open -- which wasn't uncommon in urban areas before modern sanitation practices
were introduced. We are fortunate that open sewage spills are the exception today, rather than the rule.
last revised November 2010