Enjoy these fun and interesting facts about the water and wastewater industry you may not have known!
The oldest underground sewer system in the United States is in Brooklyn, New York dating all the way back to 1849.
The most expensive toilet is $19 million which is located on the International Space Station.
The world’s biggest wastewater treatment plant is located in Cicero, Illinois. This plant treats 1.44 billion gallons of wastewater per day!
The strangest item found in London’s sewer system was half a Mini Cooper.
The oldest sewer system in the world traces all the way back to 4000 B.C.E in India.
There are over 1.3 million miles of public and private sewer lines in the United States. That’s enough to go around the world 4 times!
Rats are excellent swimmers and can find their way into your home through breaks in the sewer pipes. Make sure you’re rehabilitating!
Albert Einstein once said if he could go back in time, he would become a plumber.
There is a Roman goddess dedicated to the sewer system and its workers;
Cloacina – Goddess of the Sewers
The most famous plumbers of all time are the Super Mario Brothers, Mario & Luigi!
Ozzy Osborne trained as a plumbing apprentice before he became a famous musician.
Manhole covers are round for safety. Round covers cannot fall through a circular opening.
When are toilets flushed the most? During the Super Bowl’s halftime.