And soon, it too will get bombarded daily by UV rays. According to Scientific American, the “world’s largest ultraviolet (UV) drinking-water disinfection plant” opens in less than two months to help clean the city’s water supply. The facility, which was built by a company that shares a name with a popular condom brand, is located in Westchester County and was designed to treat the billions of gallons of water that passes through the Delaware–Catskill watersheds. As the magazine for smart people notes, this aquatic source has “historically not required filtration or multiple methods of disinfection,” but due to increased human activity and the increased EPA restrictions that come with it, we’re now required to process our water through the equivalent of giant tanning bed. (Photo: Creativity103)