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A Case Where Decreasing Water Use Isn't Good News

Total water use in New Mexico has dropped 14 percent even as the state's population has grown by 22 percent. But analysts are not talking about a water conservation success story.

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Total water use in New Mexico has dropped 14 percent from its peak in the mid-1990s, even as the state's population has grown by 22 percent. But analysts are not talking about a water conservation success story. According to a report in the Albuquerque Journal, water use is dropping, in part, because less water is available.

 

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