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Gila River Indian Community agrees to water-storage deal with Phoenix that will restore flow to Gila River

Posted by   /  March 22, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Alden Woods | The Republic The rush of water was louder than he remembered, so Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis stepped away from the canal, toward the group that had agreed to bring back a stretch of the river that gave the community its name. “This was, of course, a long […]

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House development challenges Benson, San Pedro River

Posted by   /  March 10, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Erik Kolsrud | Arizona Sonora News The future of the 70,000-person residential community Villages at Vigneto lives or dies on a single decision by the Army Corps of Engineers, potentially dooming the San Pedro River or reversing the fortunes of Benson. However, not a single person lives in the community, because it doesn’t exist […]

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Ducey inks bill to protect Lake Mead water

Posted by   /  March 8, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation to ensure Arizona keeps extra water saved in Lake Mead. Doug Dunham with the Department of Water Resources says this legislation will ensure that water goes to the right user. Arizona and southwest states are trying to increase the water supply in the reservoir, hoping to avoid water cutbacks […]

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Central Arizona Project a political party? No way

Posted by   /  March 8, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Sydney Ritter | Mesa Legend The State Legislature struck down a bill that would have made the non-partisan Central Arizona Project (CAP) to function under a political party label. In January, Arizona Representative Mark Finchem (R) of Oro Valley proposed House Bill (HB) 2112, also know as the Water Partisan Bill. In written reports, […]

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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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