Our View: Bad bill undermines Arizona’s good water law

Groundwater is pumped recently by the Maricopa- Stanfield Irrigation and Drainage District for agricultural use in western Pinal County. / Steven King/Dispatch

Editorial board | The Republic

The Groundwater Management Act is smart water policy. Why let Pinal County skirt it?
(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)

Arizona’s Groundwater Management Act mandates the kind of careful planning an arid and fast-growing state needs for sustainable economic progress.

Any changes made to reflect the urbanization of rural areas need to be done carefully to avoid 1) undermining this law, 2) depleting ground water supplies and/or 3) creating unsustainable developments.

A measure in the Legislature fails all three tests.


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