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Water problem called ‘dire’ in New River, Desert Hills

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

By Robert Roy Britt | North Phoenix News With well levels dropping and their supply of trucked-in water being cut off at the end of this year, residents in New River and Desert Hills face short- and long-term water problems that have no easy solutions. About 150 rural homeowners attended a sometimes contentious community meeting on Sept. […]

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Pima County streamlines development process

Posted by   /  September 5, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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Approval for water and wastewater system now going through Development Services PIMA COUNTY – Beginning Sept. 1, Pima County Development Services Department will oversee the review and approval processes for water and wastewater systems for all jurisdictions within Pima County. Building on efforts to streamline the development process, applicants who previously were required to receive […]

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Ground subsidence, that sinking feeling

Posted by   /  September 4, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star The ground is stabilizing under Tucson and Phoenix, but sinking faster than ever under many rural farming areas around the state. The phenomenon known as land subsidence is showing a two-way trend due to differences in the kinds of water supplies and water management used in varying regions, officials […]

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[Column] Arizona’s water war is escalating

Posted by   /  August 25, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

A fight over how to conserve water in Lake Mead is growing and involving more people — many of who just want the whole thing to end By Joanna Allhands (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) The battle to determine how Arizona handles future water-supply cuts is quickly becoming a war. […]

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Future growth won’t come easy

Posted by   /  August 9, 2017  /  Economy, Water  /  No Comments

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By Gary Nelson | East Valley Tribune East Valley cities face several challenges as they prepare for continued growth in coming decades. Water Planners in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert all say they have developed robust and diverse water portfolios. Eric Braun, Gilbert’s water resources manager, said Gilbert has complied with state law proving the […]

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REGIONAL NEWS Nov. 26, 2016: Suspected abductors are two women in dark vehicle; ‘Dry’ state sees record liquor sales; This woman was not laundering clothes; Water quality bad for 7,000; Avoiding Black Friday

Posted by   /  November 26, 2016  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

Missing California Mom ‘Very Emotional’ to Be Found, Hear Husband’s Voice, Sheriff Says Utah sets alcohol-sales record before Thanksgiving Denver woman who laundered money for drug cartels sentenced New Mexico water utility hit with $1 million fine Nevada: The most violent Black Friday fights in recent years

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[IN-DEPTH] Trump win churns U.S.-Mexico water talks

Posted by   /  November 26, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Farmers and cities in Arizona and Nevada could face their first cuts in water supplies a year from now, just as the existing agreement ends By Annie Snider | POLITICO A 16-year drought has sent water levels at the river’s most important reservoir, Lake Mead, to the lowest levels since it was first filled in […]

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Concern over Pinal water management plan delay

Posted by   /  September 29, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | TriValley Central The Groundwater Users Advisory Council that represents the Pinal County region expressed concerns over continuous delays with adopting an updated management plan. The Arizona Department of Water Resources has drafted the fourth management plan for the Pinal Active Management Area and is in the process of finalizing all its […]

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Hualapai say proposed water deal could benefit tourism in the state

Posted by   /  September 15, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Jessica Suerth | Cronkite News The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee Wednesday that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon West and increased tourism in the state. Damon Clarke told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee that the Hualapai Tribe Water Rights […]

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Arizona utility regulators spar over emergency water measures

Posted by   /  May 20, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

Ryan Randazzo, The Republic | azcentral.com Arizona’s utility regulators agree that ongoing drought threatens hundreds of small water companies in the state, but they disagreed Thursday over how quickly they need to reform the industry. The Arizona Corporation Commission regulates 256 water companies in the state, and 18 of them have faced emergencies in the […]

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