Bathrooms: Our greatest invention?

Thank you for your informative (and entertaining) “101 Bathrooms” (July/August 2010). It’s about time our functional and ubiquitous public wastewater system gets the respect it deserves! Notwithstanding the major improvements that need to be made to lower its tremendous demand for chemical treatment, potable water, and energy, our wastewater system may just be one of the greatest (and most underrated) modern inventions.

Note: This appeared as a Letter to the Editor in Dwell magazine (December/January 2011 issue)