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California Drought: Orange County expands 'toilet to tap' water recycling




Giant pipes carry sewage water to be filtered in the micro-filtration area, the first of three different steps in the water recycling process.
Giant pipes carry sewage water to be filtered in the micro-filtration area, the first of three different steps in the water recycling process.
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One way state officials hope to make California better able to withstand drought is to stock underground drinking water supplies with recycled wastewater. Water managers across the state could learn from Orange County -- an early adopter of recycled water.

KPCC's Ed Joyce says the county water district is looking to expand its use of what some call toilet-to-tap.