I thought I could proudly say that the only time my mouth has ever come into contact with toilet water has been when one of my dogs manages to swipe me with a big, gross kiss when I’ve let down my guard. It’s never been pleasant, but I’ve survived. That may not be true for many Americans, however. Towns across the country are already unwittingly drinking “toilet” water every day, according to a National Geographic article. This treated wastewater, also known as “reclaimed water,” is also oft-used by industries and for irrigation.