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Catching Up: Turning Sewage into Drinking Water in Orange County

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It's been proposed and pooh-poohed by the public before, but considering our drought, does treating sewage so it's drinkable gaining more public consensus in Los Angeles? It already has in Orange County at the world's largest modern reclamation plant that serves many of the county's residents. Back in February, the Catalina Island Conservancy's podcast, Isla Earth talked about the plant:

Previously with the Conservancy in regards to the current water drought:
- Conserving Water with 'Smart' Sprinklers
- Do New LADWP Water Rules Mean More Xeriscaped Lawns?