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How is the local hydrologic cycle affected by the practice of drawing drinking water from a river and then returning sewage to the same river?

Can anyone please help?????? THANKS A LOT!!!!!

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    Yucchh!

    Unless the sewage is processed, then people are drinking what they've recently urinated and defecated.

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    You might get a kick out of this old song sung by Tom Lehrer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPrAuF2f_oI

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    You really get a kick out of it if you live in San Jose.

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    But that version doesn't include the San Jose reference.

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    The breakfast garbage they throw into the bay,
    Is drunk for lunch in San Jose.

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