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Allhands: What you don’t know about the water law that saved Arizona

Posted by   /  January 4, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Joanna Allhands: Here’s the story you don’t know about one of the most important laws Arizona ever passed – and what today’s leaders can learn from it. By Joanna Allhands, opinion columnist | The Republic In 2016, when the rains dried and reservoirs shrank, California was forced to impose drastic water conservation measures to keep taps flowing. Arizona […]

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Pinal Partnership, Reclamation begin groundwater study

Posted by   /  December 27, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Federal, state, local and private interests are teaming up to conduct a study to assess the current and future supply of water in Pinal County. With a grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Eloy and Maricopa-Stanfield Water Basin Study will take a comprehensive look at the […]

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Governor’s water commission looks toward solutions

Posted by   /  December 27, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Pinal Central Pinal officials are taking part in a commission established by the governor to look toward solutions for the state’s water problems. Gov. Doug Ducey’s water solutions team met several times during 2017 to discuss the issues facing the state’s water resources. Pinal County Supervisor Steve Miller, R-Casa Grande, serves […]

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State water officials say no crisis in near future

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Water officials say there’s no cause for alarm on a water crisis in Arizona, at least not yet. Speaking to the Economic Development Group of Eloy on Thursday at Robson Ranch, Mark Lewis, a Central Arizona Project board member, said CAP has spent more than $40 million to […]

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Can better water and energy use boost real estate development?

Posted by   /  November 3, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By David McGlothlin | AZBigMedia Water, energy and real estate development are all interconnected and dependent on each other like three legs of a tripod. If one leg falters, the other two soon follow. Valley Partnership’s mission in advocating for responsible development coincides with advocacy for the responsible management, delivery and advancement of Arizona’s water […]

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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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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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Groundwater and development plans in Pinal County; Rose Law Group founder and president Jordan Rose says Pinal has ‘plenty of water for decades to come’

Posted by   /  October 11, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Copper Mountain Ranch By Dustin Gardiner | The Republic Plans for a large master-planed community in Casa Grande have hit a major roadblock: The state of Arizona says there might not be enough water underground in aquifers to support the new rooftops. And the development isn’t the only one with a water problem that could halt construction. […]

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Water wars: Are hundreds of residents going to go thirsty north of Phoenix?

Posted by   /  September 29, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic The hushed desert surrounding New River north of Phoenix charms residents, but a water war erupting within the unincorporated community is threatening the peace. Hundreds of residents are slated to lose affordable access to privately hauled drinking water at the end of the year because of a city of Phoenix crackdown on water haulers refilling […]

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