The culprit behind the rotten egg smell wafting from San Francisco’s sewers in the summer has been identified. Apparently the city’s low-flow toilets have been so successful that sewage is backing up in the system. To treat the smell, the city plans to add 8.5 million pounds of bleach annually to the sewer system, a decision many oppose. [San Francisco Chronicle]
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So is there a net environmental gain with the switch to low flo? What’s the impact of the bleach besides just sounding bad? The article doesn’t answer any questions.
Hi Boris – Thanks for the post. In The Daily Catch we quickly summarize the top news of the day. For the full story, click on the link to the original source, in this case the SF Chronicle.