How Your Coffee Intake Can Help Locate Sewer System Leaks

How can your caffeine intake provide a clue about the proper condition of sewers? How can caffeine help determine that water contamination is caused by wastes, feces and urine, of human bodies?

According to reports (, caffeine is one means to alert authorities about a possible leak or overflow of the sewage system, since 3 percent of caffeine from coffee or other caffeine-containing consumption end up in the sewer system by human urine excretion.

The human-excreted caffeine possibly got to the water-bodies by the sewage system that needs to be repaired.

So, if there are people in your household drinking coffee or taking in other caffeine containing beverages, this can now make it easier to locate a possible sewage leak by testing waters for caffeine.

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