More on the Drugs in San Diego's Sewer

To answer the question I posed yesterday, Fred Sainz, a spokesman for Mayor Jerry Sanders, told me today that it was the fear of “Big Brother” that led the city to say no when the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy asked for sewer water to sample for drugs. “In a way, it felt like people’s privacy was being invaded,” Sainz said. “It just kind of felt icky.”