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More than thirty chemicals can go down the drain from products we use everyday. Soap image from www.shutterstock.com

Down the drain: we need to rethink how we clean our homes

The simple act of shampooing and conditioning our hair, even with green products, results in more than 30 chemicals being washed into our sewers.
Superbug breeding ground? It’s not just hospitals that have to battle the threat of antibiotic-resistant microbes. Wong Wentong/Shutterstock.com

The water industry needs to join the fight against superbugs

The fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria – so-called “superbugs” – is a huge challenge, one that the World Health Organization has described as a grave global problem. When superbugs hit the headlines…
Concrete sewers such as this are suffering corrosion partly because of the chemical used to remove particles that cause cloudiness from drinking water. Oliver Sved

Crumbling sewers are linked to drinking water treatment

Australian sewers are being corroded partly because of an additive used in the drinking water treatment process. In some cases the lifetime of concrete pipes is being reduced by up to 90%. But much of…
Increased coastal population growth and rising water levels could lead to damaged sewerage systems and water contamination. Flickr/autowitch

If the tide is high, our sewerage systems won’t hold on

Sea levels are rising and the world’s vast coastal settlements face many damaging changes. One of the most difficult and expensive challenges is the risk to the safe and effective operation of our sewerage…
Medicine residues that we flush down the toilet can affect fish and other wildlife. Chris Ison/PA

Popping pills can harm wildlife via a trip to the loo

It’s not a thought that occurs to most of us, but flushing the toilet doesn’t just mean disposing of our bodily waste. We’re also flushing away some of the medicine we take down with it. Our contraceptive…

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