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From Toilet-to-Table: How One Wastewater Project Could Solve The Drought In California

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Farms have used animal manure as fertilizer since the very beginning. But Modesto, Calif., is embarking on a different mission: to sell treated, human wastewater to local farmers for their fields.

The project, set to start in December, is the state’s biggest foray into the wastewater-to-ag game—and could be what keeps struggling farmers from bankruptcy in an area devastated droughts in recent years.