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California drought prompts San Francisco to utilize treated waste water

File: A dry water spigot.
File: A dry water spigot.
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As California's drought drags on, one water district east of San Francisco is getting creative in their water recycling efforts.

The water district is giving away treated sewage water to be utilized for landscaping. Reporter Rachel Dornhelm, of San Francisco Public Radio station KQED, says the program is the first of its kind in the country.