sewageState will recycle raw sewage, instead of using the billions of gallons of fresh water it dumps in rivers in bizarre environmentalist scheme

Californians may have to begin drinking their own sewage while the state dumps billions of gallons of fresh water into rivers to make fish feel happy.

“As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling policy known as direct potable reuse,” The Los Angeles Times reports.

“Unlike nonpotable reuse — in which treated sewage is used to irrigate crops, parks or golf courses — direct potable reuse takes treated sewage effluent and purifies it so it can be used as drinking water,” the Times reports.

“Personally I would not drink water that has been recycled through the toilet to tap process,” Steven Oppenheimer, a biology professor at Cal State Northridge, tells the Times.

But he may have no choice. California is running out of water, and the culprits are environmentalists.

Under state law, 48 % of the state’s water is off-limits to humans and reserved “for environmental purposes.”

While humans are forced to consider drinking their own sewage, California is literally pouring out billions of gallons of fresh water.

The water is being dumped into rivers to lower water temperatures so six tiny freshwater fish will feel more comfortable.

“Fully 48 percent (of California’s water) is reserved for environmental purposes, which includes improving the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its most famous inhabitant, the delta smelt,” The Washington Times reports.

Scientific surveys show only six fish remain, the victims of natural selection. Delta smelt live only one year, reproduce very slowly and are easily killed by predators.

Like every other species of its kind, Mother Nature is eliminating it through natural selection.

But California’s conceited environmentalists, convinced everything that happens in nature is because of their immense influence on the planet, are blaming humans for its naturally inferior place in the food chain.

So, they’re throwing away billions of gallons of water so six fish that should have gone extinct years ago will feel more comfy, and they can feel better about themselves.

Meanwhile, they could be forcing the state’s human population to drink sewage.

“It’s going to be very hard for him [Gov. Jerry Brown] to summon any kind of moral authority to fine people $500 if they waste a gallon of water on their lawns or sidewalks and yet have no problems wasting millions of gallons of water in the pursuit of making the fish perfectly happy,” U.S. Rep.. Tom McClintock (R-Ca.) tells WND/Radio America.