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Global Water to nix meter-checking fee for exorbitant bills

Posted by   /  February 25, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Mason Callejas | inMaricopa Maricopa utility company Global Water is now waiving fees for certain customers after recent outcry over the company’s billing practices. Residents have complained that after receiving unusually high bills they would ask the company to double-check their meters and then often be stuck with a fee for re-reading the meter. […]

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Here’s exactly how much less water is in the Colorado River because of climate change

Posted by   /  February 22, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

Researchers say current water-resource planning underestimates the effect of climate change on the Colorado River water supplies. Record-setting drought reduced flows on the Colorado River by nearly 20 percent for the first 15 years of this century, but scientists say drought is not the only reason the water has slowed. Climate change made a bad […]

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Groundbreaking water agreement signed, lauded by Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water lawyer

Posted by   /  February 21, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

NEWS RELEASE: Central Arizona Project(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Wheeling, firming and exchanges aren’t words Central Arizona Project (CAP) throws around lightly, but those three words are the basis of an historic agreement recently signed by Central Arizona Project and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The “CAP System […]

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Panel nixes bid from Pinal farmers to change water rights rules

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central A Senate panel has rebuffed a plea from some Pinal County farmers to change Department of Water Resources rules they say affect the value of their land. Related: State senators lay groundwork for planting hemp Current law allows farmers to continue to pump as much […]

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Community shows up to air Global Water grievances to Maricopa Council

Posted by   /  February 9, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By David Yankus | Pinal Central “Global Water was a great partner of the city, they did a lot of great things, but at some point in time that train fell off the tracks,” Marty McDonald said. “There are great people that work at Global Water, but the company has a very poor reputation in […]

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Buckeye water resources director resigns following outcry over high water bills

Posted by   /  February 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Laura Gómez | The Republic Buckeye’s water resources director, David Nigh, has resigned after being placed on paid administrative leave on Dec. 8. Nigh’s resignation is the latest development in a continued saga between Buckeye residents and city officials over high water bills. Nigh’s resignation will be effective Feb. 25, according to the resignation […]

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Grand at Papago Park centers around water

Posted by   /  January 24, 2017  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Focus on water as both an amenity and a celebrated resource with a rich history SRP, one the utilities responsible for providing water to Valley residents, is also delivering one of the major employment and residential developments near Tempe Town Lake by way of the Grand at Papago […]

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Study: Lake Mead shortage could slow home construction, agriculture

Posted by   /  January 24, 2017  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

Drought declaration would cause rationing that would affect adequate water supplies By Zachary Ziegler | Arizona Public Media A study from Western Resource Advocates has warned that a water shortage in Lake Mead could result in a new legal hurdle for suburban homebuilders and farmers. An Arizona Department of Water Resources rule requires large-scale developers […]

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Western mayors talk water conservation, stay mum on drought allotments

Posted by   /  January 19, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Kendra Penningroth | Cronkite News Nearly a dozen Western mayors gathered Wednesday to discuss anything and everything “water” except the region’s drought contingency plan – what Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called “the 800-pound gorilla in the room.” Stanton, speaking after a panel on the issue at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting here, said […]

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Global Water draws ire from Maricopa customers: ‘A full and thorough investigation is needed’

Posted by   /  January 18, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

By Katie Campbell and David Yankuss | Pinal Central Kathryn Thompson is quick with a sarcastic joke or breezy one-liner on the phone. She details a frustrating water bill notice and comments “I’m a rockstar” all in one breath, punctuated by genuine laughter, and she notes how kind the local utility company was to service […]

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