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Turning Toilet Water into Tap Water in California

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Turning Toilet Water into Tap Water in California

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Turning Toilet Water into Tap Water in California

Turning Toilet Water into Tap Water in California

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The facility will use treat sewage to provide drinking water to Orange County residents. Rob Schmitz, KPCC hide caption

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The facility will use treat sewage to provide drinking water to Orange County residents. Rob Schmitz, KPCC hide caption

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For decades, countries around the world have tackled the problem of depleted water resources by recycling treated sewage into drinking water. Orange County, Calif., is building a huge facility to turn treated sewage into drinking water. Rob Schmitz of member station KPCC reports.