If you happen to find yourself in Big Spring, Texas, you could be contributing to the water supply every time you relieve yourself. The town is building a plant that will capture and recycle treated waste water, planing to take treated water that would normally flow into a creek and redirect it into the drinking water supply.
Discovery News reports the local government feels the move is necessary because West Texas is suffering a terrible drought, receiving 0.1 inches of rain over the past several months.
The story says the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is currently considering a similar measure, injecting reclaimed water into wells.
If your municipality piped reclaimed water through your faucets, how would you feel about drinking it?