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Phoenix approves Colorado River partnership with Avondale

Posted by   /  November 3, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix City Council today unanimously approved a new partnership with the City of Avondale to recharge Colorado River water and improve water resiliency and sustainability for both Valley cities. Phoenix has become a recognized leader in innovative water resiliency partnerships and pursued a policy of recharging a portion of […]

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White Mountain Apache seek tweak to law to let water project advance

Posted by   /  November 3, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Isaac Windes | Cronkite News A White Mountain Apache leader told House members Thursday that the tribe desperately needs to “replace the failing and terminal groundwater well system,” but that current Interior Department regulations are preventing the tribe from moving forward on the project. Tribe Vice Chairman Kasey Velasquez told a House Natural Resources […]

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EPA announces $23.5 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in Arizona

Posted by   /  November 1, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Sonoran News The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $23.5 million in funding to 15 Arizona tribes, including the Navajo Nation, to invest in environmental programs and water infrastructure. These funds, together with about $2.9 million EPA awarded earlier in the year, brings the total agency investment for tribes in Arizona this year to $26.4 […]

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Glendale Water Services earns national sustainability award

Posted by   /  October 31, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

YourWestValley The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies honored Glendale Water Services with The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award at its 2017 Executive Management Conference on Monday in St. Simons, Georgia. Glendale Water Services, one of six utilities to receive the national award, was recognized for its proactive water management strategy focused on policy, planning, conservation […]

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Even with stopgap, water cutoff may leave New River high and dry

Posted by   /  October 30, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Joseph Flaherty | Phoenix New Times The clock is ticking for residents in New River and Desert Hills. About 1,000 to 1,500 homes in these unincorporated communities north of Phoenix rely on water hauled by trucks, which refill at the city of Phoenix’s fire hydrants. But Phoenix has said it will cut haulers off on December […]

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Who controls the water? Arizona agencies slug it out

Posted by   /  October 29, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily For three years, federal, state and local water officials have hunted for a solution to declining water levels at Lake Mead, a key drinking-water source for Tucson, Phoenix and their suburbs. But in the past few months, a bitter power struggle between Arizona’s two top water agencies has ground […]

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Anger, frustration mark town hall on water bills and meter readings

Posted by   /  October 28, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Awatukee Foothills News There were shocking stories of water bills that drew gasps from the audience. There were anguished pleas on behalf of fixed-income seniors and poor families forced to choose between water and rent. There angry expressions of frustration. What there weren’t were any explanations or solutions Thursday night as […]

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Globe-Miami: Water challenges in the local areas

Posted by   /  October 26, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

Arizona Silver Belt For years the water supply and infrastructures along with the current demands have been a challenge in the “Cobre Valley” area. In April 2015, Globe-Miami Times wrote an article giving a lot of information about the problems along with the history behind water in Globe. Rural areas such as Globe-Maimi rely on […]

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Greenfield Water Plant to undergo expansion

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

By Wayne Schutsky | East Valley Tribune The Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant will undergo a $48M expansion to increase capacity and provide increased wastewater treatment services for Mesa and Gilbert. Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek share ownership of the plant, which began as a lift station in 1999. The facility later underwent a Phase II conversion to […]

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Prescott council candidates clash on experience, water at forum

Posted by   /  October 23, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Nearly 350 attend to hear from 7 running for office The value of life experience, the future of the Big Chino Water Ranch, and party affiliation in a non-partisan election all came up in a candidate forum that allowed candidates to question one another. Nearly 350 people packed the room at the Hassayampa Inn Wednesday, […]

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