Peter Gleick, from the Pacific Institute, an organization that researches worldwide water usage, tells reporters there are other methods by which we can use recycled water for tasks which now employ fresh, drinkable water, like watering the lawn. "One might say that's a ridiculous use of potable water. In fact, I might say that," says Gleick to The New York Times. "But that's the way we've set it up. And that's going to change, that's got to change, in this century."