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Sewage Odor WPCP "sewage treatment" SPDES "water discharge" uprose1, "Jorden Velazquez"
When the water overflows because of the rain, the system that cleans up the water, cannot deal with every little thing that gets into it, so it becomes dirty water. Some of this dirty water makes its way to public beaches. This is a big problem even though our water system is one of the cleanest. During the 1970s and 1980s, Congress distributed more than $60 billion to cities to make sure that what goes into toilets, industrial drains and street grates would not endanger human health. But even with those upgrades, many sewer systems are still frequently overwhelmed, according to a New York Times analysis of environmental data. As a result, sewage is spilling into waterways.
There are many things people can do help reduce the impact of sewage overflows. People can stop throwing things in the toilet that don’t need to be flushed, such as pills, condoms, etc. People can only flush the toilet when they do #2. Another thing people can do is reuse, recycle, reduce. That will be a big help to prevent pollution and contamination.