This is what happens when you have more water than you need

It would be easy to look at this Arizona Republic story as another example of the profligate water wastefulness that will ultimately doom Phoenix:

Valley homeowners’ excess citrus fruit, often picked by volunteer gleaners, can’t be shipped across state lines this year after a fungal disease known as sweet orange scab was found in some citrus orchards in Arizona and other states.

You mean they have so much extra water that they can grow citrus and just throw it away?

I have a more optimistic view. When faced with abandoning a lifestyle of lawns and wasted citrus or abandoning Phoenix, I’m thinking the lawns and citrus trees will go. This is evidence that they have a long way to go in the direction of water efficiency before folks have to pack up and move to Cleveland.


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