Not ‘potty water’

07/14/2014 5:22 PM

07/14/2014 5:23 PM

As a citizen of Wichita Falls and subscriber to the Star-Telegram, I would like to thank you for at least two very positive articles about the steps taken to deal with the drought. I am very proud of my city for taking the initiative of combining recycled waste water with tap water. I believe that other drought-stricken cities will use Wichita Falls as an example.

I can attest that the water tastes just fine. If anything, it tastes better, having been through more purification than before.

May I request that the Star-Telegram stop referring to it as “potty water”?

Seriously, it sounds like it’s coming from a five-year-old. Call it recycled waste water.

Better yet, just call it recycled water, because all water is recycled. We use the same water over and over. There is no such thing as “new” water, and the water from our reservoirs isn’t exactly clean before it goes through the purification process.

I am very comfortable with what comes from my tap. It’s not “potty water” to me, and a respected newspaper such as the Star-Telegram needs to use better terminology.

— Tammy Sparks, Wichita Falls

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