A drought has left Brownwood city officials with seemingly no alternative, but to look into their waste water as a fresh source for drinking water.
City officials are handling the idea of building a toilet-to-faucet water system that cycles toilet water through a series of filtration methods and push it right back into the main water supply.
The idea of this new system doesn't seem like a refreshing idea to some residents.
The director of innovative water technologies with the Texas water development board, Jorge Arroyo says he understands people's concerns.
Arroyo, however, says the drought is placing many communities in difficult situations.
And lack of water he says sounds like a very good argument when it comes to searching for new sources of water.
In a phone interview, director of utilities in Brownwood David Harris says it has to be done.
He contests what would be harder is to explain to a community of 20 thousand residents why restaurants and schools have to close down due to lack of water.
Construction of the new water system in Brownwood could begin as early as February of next year.