Drugs in Water Rising

The waste water treatment process is fertile ground for the creation of superbugs.

The problem isn’t that treatment plants don’t do a good job of cleaning the water—it’s that they simply aren’t equipped to remove antibiotics and pharmaceuticals.

Looking just 100 yards from sewage plant discharge, the University of Michigan School of Public Health has found new strains of antibiotic-resistant superbugs eventually on the way to our streams and lakes.