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Drought provides opportunity for L.A. to get gray water right
Drought provides opportunity for L.A. to get gray water right

Not just during drought but even in times of normal precipitation, there is something absurd about taking precious drinking water — imported at great cost from environmentally fragile areas hundreds of miles away, pumped over the mountains using enormous amounts of energy, filtered, treated and tested so as to be safe for human consumption — and spraying it on lawns and flowers. It doesn't make much more sense than sprinkling the garden with Perrier or Fiji water, yet that's how about half of urban water in Los Angeles is used. Many Southern Californians have become fairly water-wise and do their best to squeeze multiple uses out of the same gallons, collecting...

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