sewage

Irma Leaves Florida Streets Flooded With Raw Sewage

Before us humans drained it, South Florida was first and foremost a swamp. Infrastructure improvements went in to make it look the way it is today, with its sewers and drainage systems built to take water back to the ocean. But when Hurricane Irma made itself known last week, it…

There’s Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Gold And Silver In Sewage  

There’s gold in them thar sewers — and silver and platinum and copper, too. A study by Arizona State University (ASU) researchers estimates there is $US13 million worth of precious elements in the sewage produced by a million-person city every year. Never think of sewage as stinky worthless waste again.

One City Wants To Turn Foreclosed Homes Into Part Of Its Sewer System

When it rains, it pours. It pours down streets, into sewers, and often right into people’s basements. What if we could flood the abandoned basements and spare the occupied ones? Milwaukee has a novel sewer solution that just might be a silver lining in the foreclosure crisis.