Houses on the higher reaches of mountains lie in a rubble, destroyed in Saturday’s earthquake, as seen from a helicopter near Dhadingbesti, in Nepal, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The first aid shipments reached a hilly district near the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake, a U.N. food agency official said, and distribution of food and medicine would start Wednesday, five days after the quake struck. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

‘We are hungry:’ Aid reaches epicenter, Nepal toll tops 5000

Hands pressed together in supplication, the Nepalese women pleaded for food, shelter and anything else the helicopter might have brought on an in-and-out run Wednesday to this smashed mountain village near the epicenter of last weekend’s mammoth earthquake.

In this photo taken on Friday, April 24, 2015, Clean Water Services spokesperson Mark Jockers shows sealed containers of highly purified water from their facility in Forest Grove, Ore. The utility plans to release 300 gallons of highly purified water next month to roughly 20 home brewers from the Oregon Brew Crew, the state’s oldest home-brewing club.  A panel of experts will judge the beers in July, and the best kegs will be taken to an international water conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

Though some might find toilet-to-tap totally gross, places from Singapore to parts of California and Texas use treated effluent for drinking water, generally mixing it into the regular supply.