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

A glass of tap water sits on a counter.
The Water Main’s new podcast asks the question, "Do you know where your water's been?"
Mackenzie Lad | Institute for Investigative Journalism | Concordia University via AP File

From APM’s The Water Main initiative comes: In Deep: The Hidden Story of America’s Troubled Water Infrastructure.

The Water Main’s new podcast asks the question, "Do you know where your water's been?"

In Deep explores the labyrinth of how our water is cleaned, managed, and delivered — from toilet to tap.

Former Marketplace sustainability reporter Jed Kim and a team of reporters take In Deep listeners across the United States — from Florida’s Tampa Bay to Chicago — to tell the stories of something we often take for granted: clean water.

When it comes rushing out of the tap, seemingly clear and perfect, it’s easy to think we’ve got water figured out. It’s hard to imagine that the underground labyrinth that brings us drinking water, and takes away our dirty sewage, is old, crumbling and in real trouble.

Over the course of eight episodes, In Deep features conversations with water advocates, historians, scientists, politicians, and everyday citizens who know firsthand the importance of maintaining our water systems and the danger presented if they fail. Quench your thirst for knowledge and drama as we dive into the strangely fascinating world of clean water.

Follow along on social media via @thewatermain.

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