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In Deep: The Hidden Story of America's Troubled Water Infrastructure

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When water comes rushing out of the tap, seemingly clear and perfect, it’s easy to think we’ve got it figured out. But in reality, the underground world of pipes and sewers is in trouble. For the past year, our reporters have been doing a deep dive into America’s water infrastructure. What we’ve found is disturbing.When it rains, water floods many Chicago homes and human excrement might surge into the river. Small towns in rural Kentucky lack adequate wastewater treatment. Lush Florida is one of the many surprising places in the country grappling with freshwater scarcity and sustainable ways to access it. And four years after Flint, lead pipes still carry drinking water into millions of American homes. But there are some cities who are figuring out solutions to the kinds of problems our show highlights, and we dive into them, too.

Listen to In Deep Monday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m on WEKU.

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