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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

From Toilet To Tap: City Officials Say Get Used To Drinking Recycled Water

The treated water is disinfected under ultra-violet light bulbs in the final phase of reclamation. (Laurel Morales)

The treated water is disinfected under ultra-violet light bulbs in the final phase of reclamation. (Laurel Morales)

Most people are squeamish about the notion of consuming recycled waste water. But experts say people who live in the Southwest might have to get used to the idea, given the current drought and growing population.

It’s something residents of Las Vegas have been doing for some time now. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Laurel Morales of KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk reports on how Las Vegas waste water gets clean enough to drink.

Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water” then joins host Jeremy Hobson to discuss how Las Vegas is handling its water resources.

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