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A pressurized water broom that cleans patios and driveways, saving nearly 250,000 gallons of water over its lifetime. . .an x-ray film processing unit that recycles more than 90 percent of the one million gallons a typical machine uses in a year. . . a mobile application for smart phones and tablets that helps consumers choose water-saving plants for home landscapes.


Water has long been a precious desert resource—so much so, that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation studies conditions year round, reporting 24-month projections via its monthly Operation Plan for Colorado System Reservoirs 24-Month Study. The potential for "shortage” has been around for quite a while, but the latest study released this week brings that word a bit closer to reality—indicating the possibility that Central Arizona Project (CAP) water deliveries will be reduced as early as 2016.

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