BIG SPRING, TX — The idea of turning sewage into drinking water may not make you thirsty, but it's an idea many Texas towns are considering. According to the Texas Tribune, a $14 million plant is being built in Big Spring, Texas, turning treated wastewater into drinking water. Two million gallons will be distributed daily to the Midland-Odessa area. The plant is the first of its kind in the nation. El Paso also turns treated waste water into drinking water, but here treated wastewater gets also sent through an aquifer. At Big Spring, there is no aquifer step.