What’s in that dirty flood water? A lot of sewage.

September 18, 2013
Photo: What's in that dirty flood water? A lot of sewage.
Flood waters sweep through Lyons, Colorado, September 2013

Perhaps no one knows what’s in those waters better than Steve Gunderson.

He’s the Director of Water Quality at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

That agency monitors more than 2 thousand public water and sewage systems.

And Gunderson tells CPR’s Mark Bevis that, after the flood, many plants are in bad shape.