The Texas drought is forcing one city to consider a direct reuse of wastewater as drinking water.
Because of the lack of water, the town of Brownwood may tap into their wastewater by installing a system that cycles toilet water through a series of treatment plants and right back into the municipal water supply, MyFoxAustin reports.
“The drought can be a very persuasive argument to look for new sources of water,” Jorge Arroyo, the Director of Innovative Water Technologies with the Texas Water Development Board told MyFoxAustin.
With the state population expected to hit 50 million people in 50 years, Arroyo says new water resources must be found.
The idea of building a toilet to faucet water system has some residents questioning the sanitation. Bob Valentine and his wife reaction to this idea saying, “somebody better have a real good filtration system.”