Perverse Economics Of Water In The Desert

In a peverse twist of economics, the cost of water in Phoenix is so cheap that it's hard to believe the city is in the middle of a desert.
August 25, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Phoenix sees itself more an oasis in the desert rather than a community living with the desert... Even with the searing temperatures... you can sometimes almost forget that the nation's sixth-largest city rests in the middle of the desert... Before they even land, people flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can see a 560-foot jet of water bursting from an artificial lake. The jet is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as being the highest fountain."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Sunday, August 24, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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