Toilet to tap

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Would you like a glass of sewage? No? There’s no reason why not. You’re drinking it anyway. All water is recycled: Your ice cream…

A waste

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At sewage school, it is time to make sewage soup. This is not difficult. All it takes is suggestions for what goes down a sewer: shampoo,…

Prison power

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What can you do with sewage? Take your pick. You can grow crops with its nutrients; you can cook rice with its gas; you can drink it,…

Ocean-going

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It’s raining. It’s not a storm: aboveground, people aren’t even opening umbrellas. But down below, there is trouble. Even a 20-minute…

Flusher

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4:05pm: José Conesa, 30, prepares his equipment: helmet, fluorescent overalls, waterproof gloves, rubber crotch-high waders, boots with…

Going underground

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Flush the toilet and forget about it. You are not expected to do any differently. Modern sanitary systems are designed to remove your…

Untouchable

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Varsha looks normal. She has hands, feet, flesh and blood. Her bright green sari is nice. But no matter how she looks, she is filthy,…

National Hero

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You have just left school. You need career advice. May we recommend you consider entering the shit business? It’s a career with a long…

53 Degrees

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You think you are clean. You shower, you deodorize, you are scrupulous. But half the world still thinks you are filthy. Why? Because, if…

Toilet graffiti

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During the war in Iraq and subsequent occupation, Kuwait’s Ali Al Salem Base was a transit point for thousands of US soldiers. On these…