As California continues to suffer the ravages of drought, now comes some good news that may help alleviate future water shortages. A new technology has been developed by scientists at the Palo Alto Research Center that both cleans and recycles water at an incredibly fast rate. According to the Environmental News Network, this new technology relies upon a spiral filtration system where water is pumped through small, lightweight discs removing dirt and other impurities. Although this system produces water that’s not quite pure enough to drink, it operates five times faster than conventional methods, which makes state officials optimistic about its potential to help car washes, farms, and other water-intensive industries.