More questions surround Rio Verde water proposal

Water hauling only became widely used when most of the area’s wells began to run dry, according to a Scottsdale city official. Hauling involves semi-trucks sucking up water from one location, in this case from Scottsdale, and then pumping it into a tank at someone’s home in another location, such as RVF. Credit: 12 News

Amid conflicting statements about Dynamite Water’s 100% guarantee to provide hauled water to Rio Verde Foothills, company owner Damon Bruns declined to let the press cover his presentation to affected homeowners.

By J. Graber ||  Scottsdale Progress  

Bruns would not allow the press in the meeting Nov. 10 for his presentation on how he can help some 700 homeowners who will lose their hauled water in January when Scottsdale turns off its spigot.

According to a person who attended the meeting, Bruns told the crowd of about 100 people that he felt the press would report the meeting inaccurately.

Questions surround Bruns’ claims of cooperation by the City of Scottsdale and the tribe that he said will provide the water.

Bruns has sent out a press release and marketing materials that state he has a 100% guaranteed water source from which he can haul water to the community northeast of the Scottsdale after the city stops allowing people to take water from its stand pipe.

Bruns claims he has a deal with the San Carlos Indian Tribe to buy 65 million gallons of water, enough to service the Rio Verde Foothills community for a year.

However, a spokesman for the tribe reportedly said during Bruns’ meeting that the deal is not yet set in stone and that tribal residents are still discussing it.

The tribe was scheduled to hold a public meeting on Nov. 16 to discuss the issue but a tribal spokesman did not return calls for comment.

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