NEWS PRESS: 'Toilet to tap' bill waiting for Gov. Scott's signature

News Press: Written by Chad Gillis. March 30, 2018.

If it's good enough for astronauts, it's good enough for you.

That idea worked well for Tang in the 1960s, when the powdered orange drink was marketed as the best thirst-quencher in outer space.

Astronauts also drink reclaimed wastewater, but that idea isn't sitting so well with some environmental groups.

Often called "toilet to tap" legislation by critics, a bill that's sitting on Gov. Rick Scott's desk could soon allow utilities and water managers in Florida to store, treat and recycle wastewater in a similar fashion.

"My prediction is he’ll let it go to law without signing it so it won’t have his fingerprints on it," said Linda Young, with the Clean Water Network. "But he’ll still be known as the poopy governor."

Gov. Scott has until April 10 to sign the legislation, but he could choose to veto the bill or simply let it pass unsigned.

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