sewage

San Francisco Wants You to Fall in Love With Its Sewer System

Why the city is putting toilet-humor ads on public buses, like "Your #2 is my #1" and "No one deals with more crap than I do."

5 Apartment Horror Stories Worse Than Having a Kitchen Filled With Raw Sewage

Rotting deer, migrating roaches, and icy stalactites, oh my.

The Best (and First?) Sci-Fi Novel Ever Set in a Wastewater Treatment Plant

An "ancient evil" has awoken in the Bay Area and is making life hell for sewage workers, according to a new novel by a real-life sewage professional.

Why Sewage Plants Are Especially Vulnerable to Climate Change

Nearly 11 billion gallons of waste spilled into waterways after Superstorm Sandy, according to a new report.

The Chicago River Is Now Running in the Opposite Direction

The river will flow temporarily into Lake Michigan, where it'll dump millions of gallons of raw sewage.

India's Quixotic Quest to End Human-Hauled Sewage

Hand-emptied toilets could be outlawed, but they're not likely to disappear any time soon.

How Sewage Reveals a City's Drug Habits

A multi-city study of wastewater shows how drug use varies.

Solving the Public Poop Problem

San Francisco considers a plan for cheap public toilets that compost

Visualizing the Chicago River Reversal

A recently uncovered collection of photographs documents this engineering feat

New Life for Chicago's Least Popular Waterway

Architect Jeanne Gang wants to remake Bubbly Creek into a destination