Metropolitan Water District aims to build plant to recycle sewage into drinking water

For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Water District has paved the way for Southern California's epic growth by securing water from hundreds of miles away.

This week, the mammoth agency said it wants to invest closer to home in what would be one of the world's largest plants to recycle sewage into drinking water.

The plan would thrust Los Angeles County to the forefront of a small but growing number of areas embracing "toilet to tap" technology to meet the water needs of their residents. It comes after four years of drought that have sparked questions about the long-term reliability of some water supplies.

For the MWD, its expanded involvement in water recycling is also a powerful statement that Southern California cannot count on imported water alone to serve a growing population.

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