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Although not generally known for its environmental concerns, Las Vegas, thirstiest city in the driest state in the U.S., has been trying to leverage that reputation. It has turned itself into a hub for new and innovative water technology. Everything is watched, measured and checked. Water is recycled and returned to the source. Every drop is monitored acoustically to detect leaks within 6500 miles of pipes.
The drought the water bosses were contemplating in 2001 is dragging into its 19th year. Las Vegas and the Valley are at a fine point in their efforts towards sustainability. They have no choice.