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Uncertain water supply


Thanks for Sarah Tory’s story on Phoenix’s water-depletion myopia, “Uncertain water supply” (June 2021). Tory did a great job of summarizing the history comprehensively, yet comprehensibly. That’s talent.

I live in Phoenix and fear for the future. Phoenix is built out, but the main industry, just beyond Phoenix’s borders, remains housing development, even though the conditions point to a bad ending. I never thought I’d applaud polyurethane sod, but there you are.

Kate Nolan
Phoenix, Arizona