California Governor Jerry Brown ended the state of emergency conditions caused by the long drought that has ravaged the Golden State for years. Mr. Brown took credit for assembling a team of top tier scientists from Stanford and Berkeley who developed a new technology that will finally solve the vexing problem once and for all.
The innovative solution involves channeling the collective waste water from households and using it for the sole purpose of drinking. The sophisticated scientific process has the additional benefit of eliminating overpopulation while boosting record profits for hospitals, pharmacies, and mortuaries.
Public reaction to the plan has thus far been positive. Californians are proud of their reputation for having the cleanest waste water in the nation, and they look forward to drinking urine as long as it is appropriately labeled as beer.