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"Indirect potable water reuse," as it is called, is apparently an idea that's getting some serious attention in drought prone areas. Without knowing exactly how citizens will react to this idea, city councils in San Jose and San Diego are both exploring it as an option. The process includes chemicals, heavy scrubbing filters, and UV light, resulting in a product that management officials say exceeds drinking water standards. Even so, the water doesn't go directly to the tap, instead it's pumped underground to be eventually reintroduced into aquifers.
Whether or not it's a good idea to drink this water remains to be seen. The idea of pumping it into our pristine aquifers seems even more suspect.