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Does Recycled Water Infrastructure hold the key to Solving the Drought?

In today’s news media, California gets much of the attention when it comes to the negative and lingering effects of the drought. While other areas do not get nearly as much media attention, drought is affecting vast swaths of the Western United States. As you can see from the most recent US Drought Monitor map below, large areas of Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Washington and Utah face drought conditions. Currently, 76.07% of the Western United States is experiencing some form of drought. The region has also experienced consistent drought conditions for the last year. Indeed, a year ago, 69.19% of the Western United States also was in a drought. These states have to make due with limited water supplies and a range of new regulations designed to conserve as much water as possible through the drought. Continue reading