The drought stricken city of El Paso is doing what it can to supply the city with water, and that means treating sewage water.

According to CNN, the city of El Paso is facing a harsh reality, the water supply they have been depending on for half of the city's water is no longer able to handle the demand of a desert city in the middle of a drought.

That water supply is the Rio Grande river which is not seeing the amount of runoff of snow in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico like it did even as recent as the 80's and 90's.

So the solution the city has began putting into place is to treat sewage water and send it back through the taps of residents.

This will make them the first large city in the United States to treat its sewage water and recycle it back into the fresh water system.