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Communities that are forced to resort to diverted water supplies, like Phoenix
and Tucson, often suffer ill effects when new water sources are introduced.
The physical and chemical composition of new water sources can cause
substantial municipal problems. For example, when Tucson first introduced
water from the Central Arizona Project canal, consumers reported pipe damage,
water heaters and evaporative cooler clogging, skin rashes, and aquarium and
pool damage (Gelt et al., 1998).