By Jason Stone | Your Valley
The state is mired in a two-decade-long drought, but most Surprise residents wouldn’t even know the difference judging by their normal water consumption.
“Nobody is getting their water shut off tomorrow, right?” joked District 5 Councilman Jack Hastings at an April 20 work session discussion over drought preparedness. “We’re not going to get any calls of showers cutting off halfway through or anything like that?”
The answer is no, said Surprise Water Resource Management Assistant Director Michael Boule.
That’s despite the Arizona Department of Water Resources and Central Arizona Project officials issuing a joint news release last month that warned the state would be moved into another drought tier that would bring water reductions for CAP customers.