By Tom Scanlon | Scottsdale Progress
Many people around Scottsdale likely echo Scottsdale Councilman Barry Graham, who believes the city did absolutely nothing wrong by cutting off its water to Rio Verde Foothills.
Even so, Graham and others scratch their heads at the city’s mixed messages regarding water.
The city begged residents to reduce water consumption last year and yet, Graham, noted in an interview, “It’s not fair to tell people to ‘cut, cut, cut’ – and then we authorize all this growth.”
“We tell them to cut and they see cranes. It’s kind of a disconnect.”
An internal report suggests the city will be scrambling to meet a projected 9% increase in water demand within two years and a projected 35% rise by 2055.