Jul
27

The Great Chesapeake Toilet Bowl

By Leslie Walker  //  Uncategorized  //  34 Comments

Is your favorite swimming spot dirtier than toilet water?

That’s what News21 set out to learn this summer by taking water samples from popular beaches and recreation sites along the Chesapeake Bay — and comparing them to water from an unflushed toilet.

Read our story–and see the test results–here.

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