California Water Shortage Lead to Toilet to Tap

Jaycie Lewis, Reporter

The state of California is suffering from a drought.  Unsurprisingly, this caused a serious water shortage for the entire state.  California turned to many small things to ensure their shortage doesn’t get worse such as making water an ordered item on menus at restaurant.  Water supplies are scarce because most of the west coast relies on heavy snow falls that resupply rivers and streams and currently the snow fall hasn’t been as big in numbers as before.

With very little water to drink, the state has converted to purifying toilet water to tap water.  There are currently water plants that slowly purify water from flushed toilets into drinking water.   The same type of water shortage is also affecting places like Hawaii.  Slowly the flumes and ditches are drying out.