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but california's drought drags on into the fourth year california water managers and politicians are coming to grips with new ways to meet the water needs of the state and one of the %HESITATION technologies is a gaining greater acceptance is the recycling of waste water we're here at the edward c. little water recycling facility , in el segundo california just outside los angeles , it's one of several facilities like it in california that takes sewer water , and put it through a and advanced purification process , that turns out water that , nnnnn nnnnn , recycling , the regulators , say they've had to overcome , the so called x. factor for yuck factor , this is the the public perception that , uh drinking water that comes from simon's toilet is not a good thing , but california regulators engineers are doing their utmost to assure the public that this is actually a safe , sound way to help , supplement california drinking water , this plant produces , forty million gallons a day of highly purified water , and that amount of water , is enough to supply about a hundred and twenty thousand people a year