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Let’s talk acequias. Acequias are a form of irrigation that has been used for hundreds of years. In the US, acequias are most well known for their use throughout New Mexico. Acequias use a community-based approach to regulate water resources.

Acequias are essentially communal ditches that siphon water from local sources to farms via a canal network. The water resources in acequias are disbursed under the direction of a community leader or council. During the springtime, traditionally the community all pitches in to clean the ditches. However, in the modern day, cleaning may also include hiring cleaning companies as well.

Crop irrigation is vital to our food supply and economy. However, increasing water shortages are leading to fallowed crops. IX Power Clean Water is making it possible for industries to affordably treat and clean their wastewater so it can be reused in a sustainable, closed-loop system or for agricultural use. Then, industries don’t have to use our precious freshwater in their production processes and farmers have more water resources to use. Find out how IX Power Clean Water is helping to change industrial water consumption at  https://ixwater.com/.

By Sierra Tanner