America’s Failing Water Infrastructure - If You Don’t Know, Now You Know | The Daily Show
America’s water infrastructure is failing. Here’s a look at how we got here, the impact this has on the country and what we can do about it.

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  • The Farmer
    The Farmer

    Why fix the water supply infrastructure when you can buy bottled ones at the supermarket. That's what your corporate masters want.

  • Kirubel Tesfaye
    Kirubel Tesfaye

    You can't tax the super-rich and corporations because they already have shell companies or other methods that they use to funnel their money so they don't have to pay a dime. Even President Biden called out Amazon for not paying federal tax.

  • Brandon Davidson
    Brandon Davidson

    Trover: "They're also probably pretty racist" Me: *looking at those "Whites Only" water fountains from 50 years ago*

  • Thomas83KO

    3:43... Even our European cities in the medieval era roughly till the 18th/ early 19th century, weren't that bad! This stinks BTW, my chlorine experience in the drinking water on the road trip through the USA, makes so much more sense now! Just remember, the right of clean drinking water has become a human right... So......

  • Rohitha Sree
    Rohitha Sree

    Get Elon musk to fix this before he uses up more intelligence for shuttle to the Mars before the earth is more healthier and justified.

  • Linda Isaacs
    Linda Isaacs

    He who has the vision has the job, Or are you just about blabbing your mouth off the whole time Noah.. How about some solutions. Yes, boring...

  • Morgan Angel
    Morgan Angel

    Right wing capitalism and free market will solve everything... Keep government out of this !

  • Tor Djärv
    Tor Djärv

    I live in Sweden, which is technically a third world country (since we where neither officially allied with USA nor Sovjet during the cold war), and we have some of the best plumbing in the world

  • Arianna Norris-Landry
    Arianna Norris-Landry

    Please Google the town of Centreville IL where ppls houses are full of sewage and the ppl downstream in Cahokia are contending with sewage in their yards.

  • lily boone
    lily boone

    Walking around austin tx, every creek smells like death and sewage. I cut a tree and there were rusted broken sewage pipes in the roots

  • Levi Njuguna
    Levi Njuguna

    Water is like the most basic human right no one should live without water cut the trillions in military and give people clean water

  • Bobby Undarsa
    Bobby Undarsa

    it is interesting how you speak about water infrastructur, but raising fund for LGBTQ+ organization. is it because gender is fluid like water?

  • Lencier Oludhe
    Lencier Oludhe

    Im so glad I'm in Africa because itnever gets that bad

    • The Denskan
      The Denskan

      Where in Africa though? I hope its Botswana.

  • Flavio Lujan
    Flavio Lujan

    So much for priorities . . .

  • Brian J Malmsteen
    Brian J Malmsteen

    Is this the MAGA we’re talking about?

  • Dall Shaw
    Dall Shaw

    America is an epic failure all the way across the board.

  • Michael Leary
    Michael Leary


  • Amir Manhattan
    Amir Manhattan

    Thank you 🙏

  • derrill yager
    derrill yager

    This topic is an example of what I call " moronic tendency", The evolutionary human mental development in which we do the easy thing in order to expend the least energy to survive. But today we suffer from that laziness that is a part of our evolutionary makeup. If we want a modern society we must make greater strides to evolve beyond our caveman evolution ary past.

  • Sean Mahoney
    Sean Mahoney

    Wait... the government pays for y'alls water supply? I wish we can get that. No worries, take my federal taxes and give it to the people who have had it forever.

  • ninestories2

    Thanks for captions, Daily Show! 🖤🖤

  • Sherry Powell
    Sherry Powell

    How many billions does one need to live?

  • Nobody Important
    Nobody Important

    Sometimes I hate where I live in the US, but we have clean water, and lots of it, and a modern sewage system, and well not much else. :)

  • Bobbi's Hobbies
    Bobbi's Hobbies

    This is just ridiculous. The people who ignored the health and safety of the public need to be charged with a crime. Not the current people who inherited this problem, but the ones who accually ignored it 20 or 30 years ago.

  • Mark Campbell
    Mark Campbell

    The water system has not been managed after the Supreme Court decision on water rights was ignored. The water resources management does not have an established zero point. They can't improve until there is actually no water.

  • Mark Campbell
    Mark Campbell

    Is aluminum hydroxide a necessary nutrient? As necessary as lead and approaching plastic needs.

  • Bruce Willis Hard to Kill
    Bruce Willis Hard to Kill

    *I only wish you hadn't said all our children are soldiers. Sad*

  • rune drejer
    rune drejer

    You live in a third world country, or actually live in the stoneage, a failing infrastrukture and democracy. . . But Kids can buy a AR15... That just great.

  • Quite Quiet
    Quite Quiet

    In Seattle, Washington a little more than twenty years ago they were still finding wooden logs hollowed out as water pipes... I don’t know if they have replaced them all or if they still find them.... but the old cedar logs last longer than iron... unfortunately the cedar logs are also healthier than the replacements which were subsequently used nationally. It would behoove people to recognize that military industrial complex is reliant upon the economy and that the economy is reliant upon the infrastructure. The ability to turn plowshares into swords as needed and necessary is second nature in a functioning system. However in failing empires the inability to recognize the time to store the weapons and create plowshares rather than swords frequently has preceded empires collapsing... the casting about seeking to find someone else to blame while not addressing the pressing issues of the day in favor of distractions, entertainments and misrepresentation of reality is a historically recognized phenomenon.

  • DJ

    Wow I have no idea. I love these segments,

  • Adam Kalb
    Adam Kalb

    😆 Thank you for making this horrifying news a little bit funnier with your silly, yet brilliant solution for politicians to celebrate a new sewage pipe, and for pointing out the obvious catch about black representation we never thought about, no one was talking about the water supply. That would be really hilarious to celebrate better water infrastructure by taking a dump at City Hall, but I was really thinking we could celebrate it by showing a cleaner sink to give you a cup of cleaner water. June 13, 2021, 2:56pm

  • Adam Kalb
    Adam Kalb

    I hope you were just exaggerating about the cable company taking 70 years to schedule an appointment, and waiting 10 years to look at your mole. June 13, 2021, 2:55pm

  • Owaya Something
    Owaya Something

    I just. Don’t understand how this can happen. Like the main function of state is to provide and maintain public infrastructure? You can’t have economic growth and a healthy workforce without roads, electricity and water, so how is that not an apolitical agenda?? And why is funding a federal issue? In other countries’ water and waste infrastructure is maintained by municipalities and paid for by local consumers through water bills and taxes. *screams into the void*

  • Tamesha Kirkland
    Tamesha Kirkland

    Therapist: “Mole Trevor is not real. Mole Trevor can’t hurt you.” Me: watches Mole Trevor 👀👀👀👀👀

  • James Brown
    James Brown

    Thanks Mr. Pres. And they want Donald Duck back in the Whitehouse.

  • Anthony Pierre
    Anthony Pierre

    Who needs water? we clearly need a border wall and a larger army.

  • A K
    A K

    And we still give Israel $3.8 Billion a year. We need that money at home.

  • A K
    A K

    America is broke and broken.

  • aspen croft
    aspen croft

    Time for the usa too get the dutch too help them.

  • Mike Baginy
    Mike Baginy

    Yeah, we're a crumbling country. Thanks, all pig-headed politicians who'd rather spend money on new weapons and flashy headline-making mega projects. Fact is, we're seriously lacking the basics.

  • Debra Onger
    Debra Onger

    People have asked me where do you live and in what country, I used to say America but they would say oh an American. So now I take the fifth amendment

  • Joshua Evans
    Joshua Evans

    It was originally proposed that western states be based upon their respective watersheds.... GOP didn't like that idea. Back then new states were a tool to keep political power... When we're not in an ice age, half of America is a desert.... From the badlands to death valley

  • Earth Colored Eyes
    Earth Colored Eyes

    Now I see why Michael burry invested in water. Keep fracking lol

  • jessie mayfield
    jessie mayfield

    I learned about the water problem in college and just realized it’s another way nyc where I live is a 1st world country while the rest of the US is a 3rd world country...I’m never moving

  • ana1ism

    As soon as I saw the Britta filters, I knew that was the government telling you to not drink the tap water, but then what about the water you shower with? That’s why alopecia and skin cancer is a pretty common problem.

  • Sean Kelly
    Sean Kelly

    Balking at a trillion dollar bill to fix water delivery systems is the issue wrapped up. Why does that seem expensive?

  • Christopher Weber
    Christopher Weber

    “Our children are soldiers.” 😂🤣 I had to pause because I was laughing so hard

  • Drifter .Z
    Drifter .Z

    3rd world countries got better infrastructure and with latest technologies

  • Lukas st
    Lukas st

    America: has failing water System Also america: NO RAINWATER COLLECTING

  • Gene Edmunds
    Gene Edmunds

    🇺🇸 yet, we are in China Russia e.t.c business! We have so many to fix!

  • Mona Singh
    Mona Singh

    your video audio is really low ...all the recent videos

  • ron fair
    ron fair

    When those in power wont see the out come of their neglect why would they care . They will keep living high off the hog and leave the burden to future generations . Term limit and restructure the benefits they get and see how fast things start to get fixed .

  • J Ross
    J Ross

    No worries. The 2021 mega drought will get rid of that pesky water

  • Wilians logan
    Wilians logan

    *Friends I'm not telling you to resign from Your Job or abandon Your business, I'm telling you to create another source of income.....BE wise*

    • Andy Morris
      Andy Morris

      @prosper Yeah, My first investment with Mr Barry Silbert earned me profit of over $25,530 US dollars, and ever since then he has been delivering

    • Andy Morris
      Andy Morris

      @prosper That won't bother you if you trade with a professional like Mr Barry Silbert

    • Piññed by Our Rich Jõurney
      Piññed by Our Rich Jõurney

      I wanted to trade Crypto but got discouraged by the fluctuations in price

    • George William
      George William

      Crypto is the new gold

    • Bregeta lawin
      Bregeta lawin

      Most intelligent words I've heard.

  • James Moes
    James Moes

    Why is this a Government issue? Seems to me it's a local municipality problem

  • Neltacia M
    Neltacia M

    America is the richest country in the world I'm sure all will go well, money is no issue 😂

  • Neltacia M
    Neltacia M

    America is the richest country in the world I'm sure all will go well, money is no issue 😂

  • A.Plosky

    The United States of America... The most powerful third world country in the world.

  • Rolf Stade
    Rolf Stade

    Ursprünglich haben die Sioux mit dem conterminierten Wasser Probleme gehabt. Danach wurde ich jetzt von der Navaho Nation über das gleiche Thema informiert. Wenn Pipelines brechen und das Oil in das Grundwasser sickert wird dieses Wasser unbrauchbar und ist dann zum trinken und auch für vieles mehr, nicht mehr zu gebrauchen. Darum muss eine Lösung gefunden werden. Die Gesundheit der dortigen Bevölkerung ist sonst nicht gewährleistet. Man kann ihr soetwas nicht mehr zumuten. Clear Water is life. Honour and Respekt for you all. Gemeinsam sind wir stark und erreichen was wir wollen. Gary Kicking Wolf Germany 🐺 💕💖💕 💖 💕 💖 💕 💖 💕 💖 💕 💖 💕

    • Rolf Stade
      Rolf Stade

      Es nützt auch nichts wenn man das Wasser von oben absaugt. Warum laufen die Pips überhaupt durch die Gegend der First Nation? Sie sollten dort installiert werden, wo die Nutznießer wohnen, denn sie haben ja auch die Vorteile davon. Wenn ich meinen Garten mit Abwasser düngen will, stelle ich die Anlage auch nicht auf das Grundstück meines Nachbarn. Sondern in meinen eigenen Garten. Gary Kicking Wolf 🐺 💕 💖 💕 💖 💕 💖 💕 💖 💕 💖 💕 💖 💕 💖

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    Robinson Cruz Ramírez


  • Robert Glass
    Robert Glass

    A stitch in time saves nine.

  • Krissy D
    Krissy D

    1996 one of my hs teachers told the class that due to our failing infrastructure bottle water would be the norm and to start investing in it if we were smart. Oh I remember we the innocent dumb teenagers laughed and laughed at such an absurd notion. “Pay for bottled water “ we scoffed 🥺😭

  • Khup Zou
    Khup Zou

    Why is audio always so low, compare to other videos on youtube?

  • Bala Mohammed Saidu
    Bala Mohammed Saidu

    peaceable planets places evidently unpleasant..🌊💧🇺🇸

  • Just Jeff
    Just Jeff

    And this is what happens from decades of the welfare red states managing our nation's finances. It's the same reason why I don't let my teenage children manage how the family's money is spent.

  • sheila lopez
    sheila lopez

    The Qanon reps like to punish Americans when they don't win.

  • Kev Smith
    Kev Smith

    When you have politicians who doesn't want to pay their fair share in taxes and doesnt want to fix or refurbish the infrastructures, you got a serious problem.

  • Shalom Kawira
    Shalom Kawira

    you guys have had pipes for a 100 years ...! wow im getting mine today ...yaay kenya

  • hip hop child
    hip hop child

    Is that what taxes are supposed to used for ?

  • Drishti B
    Drishti B

    As a person living in a 'third world country' we have great infrastructure, clean water supply, no school shootings and a great education system ... I don't understand how America is considered a developed nation geez

  • qyle rpd
    qyle rpd

    US: We are a third world country with advanced military Third World Nations: Welcome to the club, buddy. Now you know what its like to be us

  • Streblaverba

    America's astranged dad the Netherlands: "I'm very disappoined in you son".

  • Doug Lei
    Doug Lei

    As long as this doesn't affect the rich, the Republicans don't care.

  • tjbrody

    George Carlin was right.

  • Leena Kaushik
    Leena Kaushik

    Not Olivia Rodrigo 🥲

  • srtghfnbfg

    The US gvt finally learnt what every university student has to go through when they let their laundry pile up until we have to use 4 machines at the same time to get everything cleaned up. PS: fo anyone asking why 4 machines, i guess cause most of us lived in dorms ?

  • Jackie Montoya
    Jackie Montoya

    But politicians get their paychecks... For life.

  • S L
    S L

    Don’t rich people need clean water too? Just get the 1% to contribute to its costs. Get it done!

  • Zman44444

    From healthcare to our water crisis… everything is starting to look like we’re less “developed” than we thought. Bet you that all our military bases are crisp and clean. Perfect water n all.

  • TONY

    its not any kind of system and only partially water...

  • Kevin An
    Kevin An

    fixing the water problem by the government? NO SOCIALISM!!!!!!!!!

  • Kern Nelson
    Kern Nelson

    California or Florida who gives a s*** that's what most Americans want to see them slide down the tubes!

  • TuaBehBeh Cocoon
    TuaBehBeh Cocoon

    They won't fix it. They goner make you buy expensive bottled water like it's not a basic need.

  • Devon H C
    Devon H C

    Awwe-sum video ,america is on the verge of complete failure of the capitalist system we may witness disaster and a full restructuring during our lifetime but possibly the opposite and it turns into nazis and violent federal brutality in ghetto style fenced off places ,since most Americans agree with everything the nazis were saying.

  • truth teller
    truth teller

    Biden is at the beach. Meanwhile, in America: Gas prices Up Inflation Up Unemployment Up National security crises Up Illegal border crossings Up Americans deserve better leadership. Not a President spending a Thursday in early June at the beach.

  • Bill B
    Bill B

    1 trillion lot of plumbers are going to be millionaire's

  • John-Daniel Munoz
    John-Daniel Munoz

    we should make every senator who opposes the 2.2 trillion in infrastructure spending drink sewage water for a week.

  • Djorz

    Only big companies profit from this. People just buy bottled water thus enriching the rich further.

  • Patrick Thompson
    Patrick Thompson

    Crumbling, just like the old Soviet Union.

  • UmmYeahOk

    Trevor’s hoodies: if you don’t know, now you know.

  • DPowered Smith
    DPowered Smith

    Jeff Bezos can get billions of dollars free for personal things but we can't even get decent pipes

  • DPowered Smith
    DPowered Smith

    Crony capitalism and corruption are destroying this country

  • Petet Kobor
    Petet Kobor

    Just drink Coca Cola. Water will soon become a luxury.

  • spliter227

    Animal agriculture is a huge water polluter and huge waste of clean drinking water, go vegan

  • Tuti A
    Tuti A

    I don't get it this is supposed to be the world reachest country! And how to pay hello!! With tax money!!! This how Switzerland maintains conctently their water heating etc systhems

  • Nick Phillips
    Nick Phillips

    Drinking the water is why we have so many morons 🙄

  • fakenails

    America" "Living with raw sewage" SE Asian Countries: "First time? Our old stuff last longer than the new stuff!"

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