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How our wastewater can help the West’s water problems

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The idea of drinking recycled wastewater, even if it's highly treated, grossed people out for a long time. But increasingly, it's part of the answer for how we can live in the West as the region and its rivers dry out. This episode goes to two Colorado cities, and a home in California, to show how we can reuse more of the water we already use, to make our Colorado River supplies go further. It's part of the CPR News climate solutions podcast, Parched.

Credits for this episode:

Host: Michael Elizabeth Sakas
Written and reported by Rachel Estabrook
Editors: Erin Jones, Joe Wertz
Production and Mixing: Rebekah Romberg
Theme song by Kibwe Cooper. Additional music via Universal Production Music.
Artwork: Maria Juliana Pinzón
Executive Producers: Kevin Dale, Brad Turner
Additional Editorial Support: Alison Borden, Kibwe Cooper, Jo Erickson, Luis Antonio Perez, Taylar Dawn Stagner, Andrew Villegas
Thanks also to Sarah Bures, Hart Van Denburg, Jodi Gersh, Kim Nguyen, Clara Shelton, and Arielle Wilson.Colorado in Depth and Parched are productions of CPR News and Colorado Public Radio’s Audio Innovations Studio — part of the NPR Network.