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The Great Sacramento Delta Toilet Bowl

Credit: sustainabledelta.com

Credit: sustainabledelta.com

Sacramento and other municipalities routinely dump almost 400 million gallons of treated sewage daily into the rivers flowing into the crucial Sacramento Delta, the source of much of the water for Central Valley agriculture and Los Angeles.

Municipalities in and upstream of the Delta increasingly use the estuary as a TOILET BOWL for their sewage discharges. With each flush comes increased pollution, including toxic contaminants such as ammonia, heavy metals, and even pharmaceuticals. As population continues to increase in the region, so will wastewater discharges and their impacts on the estuary.

Yuck.

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