SAN DIEGO — A two-year study conducted by the city of San Diego, Calif., is looking to turn wastewater into drinking water at its North City Water Reclamation Plant, according to Fox 5 San Diego News.

The process of bringing clean tap water from an unlikely source to San Diego residents is one step closer.

The city is being promised that the water is “very pure — purer than drinking water,” and Councilman David Alvarez said overcoming the “yuk factor” was tough, noted the article.

“There‘s always, in the back of people’s mind, the thought that it came from sewer lines," according to Alvarez.

The project has been in the making for several years and has caused some controversy in the city, but if all goes as planned it will be a reality very soon.

“The sewage treated using this technology is actually better quality than our current tap water,” said Councilman Alvarez.

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