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Water for chip plants

I haven’t kept up on chip manufacturing techniques but several years ago they used massive amounts of water every day (100k gallons? I vaguely recall).

If that’s the case, setting up a chip plant in the desert or any part of the drought-riden southwest is irresponsible.

States that still have heavy rainfall would make better sites.

If local AZ governments or the AZ state government has guaranteed a massive water supply for chip plants ahead of residential use, that’d be par for the course.

But maybe chip plants don’t require a high volume of water anymore.

Maybe investigate that.

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