To Battle Drought, Texas Town Will Drink Recycled Sewage

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?

Texas town to recycle urine [Discovery News via Huffington Post]