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SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has vetoed a
plan to launch a program to recycle purified wastewater back into the
public drinking water supply.
The mayor said San Diego residents have long opposed so-called
"toilet-to-tap" proposals. He also objected to the $10 million to $15
million it would cost to run pipes from a city water reclamation
plant to existing reservoirs.
The city council approved the pilot program in October.
Councilwoman Donna Frye said the city needed to explore ways to
reduce its reliance on imported water. Environmental leaders
criticized the mayor and are urging the council to override the veto.
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