Agua Caliente using new technology to turn food waste to water at Rancho Mirage resort

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The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is taking additional steps toward reducing its carbon footprint, installing machines that convert roughly 624 tons of solid food waste into water, rather than send it to local landfills, at the casino resort spa in Rancho Mirage.

Since the ORCA – Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative – was installed on June 14, 43 tons of food waste from the resort’s restaurants and banquet rooms has been processed by the two machines, said Jim Stone, facilities director for the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

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