San Francisco continues to outdo itself in their quest to become the quintessential progressive city. Having already conquered childhood obesity by banning Happy Meal toys, and having taken on the cause of animal rights by attempting to make buying pets a crime, the city has turned to lowering water consumption.
Their solution was to use low-flow toilets, and it has lowered the cities annual water usage by 20 million gallons. It has also created a massive sewer problem. They are using so little water that there isn't enough to move the waste along or prevent it from fouling the air. A huge buildup of thick sludge is now causing a terrible stench downtown.
To fix the problem they created, the city plans to spend $14 million to apply 25.5 million pounds of bleach over the next three years to remove the clog and the odor that has accrued within the sewage system. This bleached water is then dumped into the bay.
Really saving the planet now, aren't we?