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A Message from the
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10 Straight From the Source
Executive Director Report
13 Drips & Droplets
30 Advertisers Index
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S URCE Volume 26 • Number 3 Summer 2012
14 Putting a Roof Over Water
Efficiency: Southern Nevada’s
Water Smart Home Program
18 Customizing Your Water Supply
20 LA Confidential: Storm Water
Can Be an Asset, Not a Liability
24 Elimination of Desalination
Pre-Treatment Using a Slant
Well Feedwater Supply
28 ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Alternative Water Sources:
29 ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Vacuum Plumbing Systems:
The Next Frontier