As Bill Clinton might say, 'It's the infrastructure, stupid.' What is so hard to understand is Israel's reluctance to accept gray water and water recycling as an acceptable means of drastically reducing usage. It's not that hard, really, but it does take some infrastructural changes, which, obviously, is the job of the government to undertake or, at least, to subsidize. Using shower and sink water in the toilets or on fruiting plants and trees just makes sense and has been proven safe. Now, if you say that the typical Israeli has no regard for others or the environment and therefore would still pour bleach down the drain in a gray water system, you may have a point. But let's try it out and see, ok?
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