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The giant steel eggs at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

I toured New York City’s largest wastewater-treatment plant, which collects poop from 1 million people. It was stunning.

The plant accepts 250 million gallons of wastewater a day from toilets, sinks, and storm drains. It's also an architectural marvel.
Women carry sacks of banana peelings in Kataanga, Uganda.

An innovative toilet called the ‘iThrone’ shrinks and dehydrates poop — no plumbing or power required

The iThrone toilet from change:WATER Labs dehydrates poop. It only needs to be emptied once a month.
A sign outside St. Stephan's Church, where Newark residents gathered on July 17 to collect free water filters from volunteers.

Newark’s lead contamination crisis could be worse than Flint’s. Residents say the city is handling it all wrong.

Tests have found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in Newark, New Jersey, due to corroding lead pipes.
President Donald Trump takes a drink of water while speaking in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017.

6 ways the Trump administration has tried to roll back environmental protections that keep US drinking water safe

The rules Trump has slashed have made it easier for corporations to dump pollutants into water systems and America's drinking water.
A child drinks water from a dispenser in Dano, Burkina Faso.

These machines pull clean drinking water out of thin air, and they might be a solution to the global water crisis

An Israeli company called Watergen has developed a machine that pulls clean water out of thin air.
Zero Mass Water is backed by a $1 billion fund led by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

These $2,000 solar panels pull clean drinking water out of the air, and they might be a solution to the global water crisis

Zero Mass Water produces solar panels that pull water out of the air, filter it, and deliver it to your home faucet.

American drinking water could soon get a lot dirtier

The Trump administration wants to roll back federal checks and reviews of waterways. But experts say that might put the nation's drinking water at risk.