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California looks to expand recycled water efforts in drought




The Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo produces five types of
The Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo produces five types of "designer" recycled water for uses in irrigation and inside refineries.
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Recycled water, often called by its less appealing moniker - toilet to tap water - has been a tough sell in California. But in the fourth of year of drought, many communities are embracing this cost-effective environmentally friendly option to shore up water supplies.

Orange and Santa Clara counties and the city of San Diego are looking to expand plans to recycle water for potable sources.

Jennifer West, Managing Director of Watereuse California joins the show to give us a picture of current efforts and suggest a new name: shower to flower water.