San Diego plans to purify sewer water for drinking

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City leaders in San Diego just approved a new water purification project to turn sewage into water – for drinking.

Experts say the purified water likely will exceed current quality standards and supply about one-third of San Diego’s daily needs.

Some residents want more debate on the issue and question how much water and sewer rates will increase to pay for the $3.5 billion system.

State reservoirs are at record lows because of a three-year drought in California.

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