In Face of Recurring Drought, Cities Seek Security in Wastewater Recycling Projects

When it comes to slaking Southern California’s colossal thirst for water, more and more local governments are searching their own sewer lines for a solution.

In the face of dire drought, cities and water agencies are now investing heavily in large-scale wastewater recycling facilities — systems that will purify the billions of gallons of treated sewage that are currently flushed out to sea.