It's also important to remember that there are several other ways to desalinate water and recover water from the atmosphere. In addition to the method being used in Carlsbad and Santa Barbara, there are solar thermal, solar electric, passive condenser, passive evaporative and air well methods for reclaiming water, all of which can be deployed on several different scale models for either mass public or single private installs.

Some are slow and low output, some do a little better but taken as a whole all of them if deployed together can make a difference.

People in SoCal simply need to remember that we live in a very arid desert and they need to approach water that way.

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