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(NEWSER) – Water being turned into wine is being taken a step further by a Portland company that wants to turn sewage into water—and then brew beer from that water. Clean Water Services has asked the state of Oregon for permission to give some of its treated water to a handful of home brewers, who would in turn make small batches and serve it at events (not hawk it in stores), reports OPB.

"When people think about it enough it makes sense, although the initial knee-jerk reaction might be 'yuck,'" a spokesman said. "We want to start having this conversation now before we get into the drought situation that California and Texas and Australia have gotten into, so we can get the rules and safeguards in place."

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