California Drought: Support grows in Bay Area for toilet to tap water

Toilet - Photo by Tenzinx3

Bay Area residents consider California’s historic drought so dire that a majority say they would be willing to drink purified toilet water.

That’s not the only finding in a Bay Area Council poll released Wednesday that used to be considered hard to swallow.

Many Bay Area residents appear to be putting aside some long-held notions about the environment, health and public costs to support bolder options to increase the water supply.

While 58 percent of those polled say they favor adding appropriately treated recycled water to the drinking water supply, 63 percent say they support building more dams and reservoirs, with 23 percent strongly in favor.

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