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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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Creating the Grand Canalscape

Posted by   /  December 29, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

By Erin Davis | AzBigMedia When a child first opens a box of Legos, he sees a random pile of attachable pieces. Once his imagination has been sparked, those singular pieces connect together to produce a masterpiece — a town, spaceship or creature. The City of Phoenix, Arizona Forward, SRP and many other public and […]

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Delayed Colorado River deal will likely fall to Trump administration to finish

Posted by   /  December 19, 2016  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Ian James |The Desert Sun Several months ago, managers of water agencies in California, Arizona and Nevada were expressing optimism they could finalize a deal to use less water from the dwindling Colorado River before the end of the Obama administration. Now that Jan. 20 deadline no longer seems achievable and parties to the […]

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Arizona water leaders confer with Colorado River states on drought contingency plan

Posted by   /  December 15, 2016  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona is taking the lead on a series of high-level negotiations to stabilize Lake Mead and protect the state against losing water in the continuing drought. Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschatzke is meeting with other Colorado River system users in Las Vegas at the annual […]

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The water is over the bridge in Buckeye

Posted by   /  December 12, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Buckeye’s water resources director, David Nigh, has been placed on paid administrative leave, city officials confirmed Sunday. The move comes in the wake of recent reports that water bills in the city were seeing a significant increase. That prompted numerous complaints from residents, some of who filed paperwork asking […]

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Pinal water districts preparing for CAP reductions in 2017

Posted by   /  December 11, 2016  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central Area irrigation districts are expecting a 25 percent reduction to Central Arizona Project water in the coming year. Approximately 100,000 acre-feet is scheduled to be reduced from the special source of excess Colorado River water distributed, mostly to irrigation districts in Pinal County. Brian Betcher, manager of Maricopa- Stanfield […]

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