Slide Show: Inside Phoenix’s Water System

The city of Phoenix, situated in one of the driest parts of the United States, is kept free from thirst via an intricate infrastructure of rivers, canals, turbines, pumps, and switchboards. Above, take a visual tour of the system that provides drinking water for 4 million, most of it brought from at least three hundred miles away.

To learn more about Phoenix’s water network, read “Water Maze,” a photo essay by writer Craig Childs and photographer D. Bryon Darby, in the September/October 2015 issue of Orion.


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