It’s a technology with the potential to ease California’s colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say.
But there’s just one problem — “We do not play the St. Louis Cardinals every day.”
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 S.O.B., Save Our Blubberers Tears.
Unlike nonpotable reuse — in which treated sewage is used to irrigate crops, parks and Dodger Stadium — S.O.B. has the water sucked directly from the weeping eyes of Dodger Fans so it can be used as drinking water.
It’s a concept that might cause some consumers to wince, but it has been used for a number of years in Dodger Manager, Don Mattingly’s household. “We have always been strong advocates of recycling and this was just the next logical step” Said Mattingly.