Now Wichita Falls residents can join the dog in drinking out the toilet -- sort of. The North Texas city is so dry it's testing the conversion of sewage water into drinking water.
"Even though I'm a scientist; an engineer you know, the first sip you take you're like 'oh, interesting.' I mean, it tastes just like water."
Wichita Falls city manager Darron Leiker says some are hesitant, but most realize it's needed.
"You know, we are in such a situation now with the drought that I think the public; they're pretty accepting of it."
Leiker says it'll cost about $13-million to add five million gallons of drinking water to the system each day.
"They make a comment here and there saying 'I'm not gonna drink it; I'll drink bottled water.' But by and large we've had pretty good public acceptance of it."