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Water agency says it has ‘acceptable’ relationship with Johnson Utilities

Posted by   /  April 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral Tensions rose on Wednesday as the Arizona Corporation Commission’s hearing on Johnson Utilities ground on for its third day. Testimony from Trevor Baggiore, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s water quality division director, stretched past noon in its second day, and he continued to evade attempts by ACC staff and the […]

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Farmers in central Arizona prepare for a future with less water [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  April 16, 2018  /  Water  /  1 Comment

By Vanessa Barchfield | Arizona Public Media an Thelander thinks about water a lot. “Because we’re in a desert,” he said. “And if we don’t have enough water, we’re not going to be able to farm.”A second-generation farmer, Thelander works alongside his son and nephew. Their fields of alfalfa, cotton and corn are located just south […]

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[OPINION] States accuse Central Arizona Project managers of threatening health of the Colorado River system

Posted by   /  April 16, 2018  /  Water  /  2 Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  Jfleck | Inkstain Upper Colorado River Basin state leaders, in a letter Friday (April 13, 2018), said the water management approach being taken by the managers of the Central Arizona Project “threaten the water supply for nearly 40 million people in the United States and […]

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Kingman Council forms Water Sustainability Committee for city to be proactive about the issue

Posted by   /  April 12, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Travis Rains | Daily Miner Councilman Travis Lingenfelter says Kingman has historically been reactive as opposed to proactive on the issue of water, but hopes the newly instituted Water Sustainability Committee will reevaluate that frame of thought. Council approved a resolution creating the committee at its meeting April 3. “Really, the purpose of this […]

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[EDITORIAL] Our View: Nasty fights are threatening the water we all need to live in Arizona

Posted by   /  April 9, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Editorial: Squabbles are erupting from Yuma to Phoenix, and it’s taking focus off the real water debates Arizona needs to have. Editorial board | The Republic Our desert state has a secret weapon against those doomsday scenarios that predict an arid and unsustainable future. It’s […]

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Customers at odds with indicted utility owner for years

Posted by   /  April 6, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Timeaa The name George Johnson has gained statewide notoriety in the last year, but his reputation precedes him in Pinal County. That has been evident in recent weeks as hundreds of county residents have made their voices heard in special meetings for the Arizona Corporation Commission to consider installing […]

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Pinal County to intervene in Johnson Utilities water, billing case

Posted by   /  April 6, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Supervisor Rios gets an earful over email about utility violations By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral After numerous speakers implored the county to take action against Johnson Utilities, the Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to intervene in the case by state regulators against the utility regarding water quality and billing issues. This is a different Arizona […]

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Arizona’s aquifers threatened

Posted by   /  April 5, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Critics say the Legislature’s push for deregulation is indicative of an unwillingness to protect aquifers By Dustin Gardiner | The Republic Almost 40 percent of Arizona’s water supply comes from an ancient source — aquifers deep underground that collected water over millions of years. Those aquifers aren’t considered a renewable source by water-policy experts given […]

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In slap to lawmakers, Ducey vetoes ‘bad’ water bills

Posted by   /  March 30, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey today vetoed two measures that could ease water-supply requirement for developers. “We’re not going to allow bills that get in the way of the 1980 Groundwater Management Act or take away from the work of the people that have come before […]

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News from Neighboring States for March 30, 2018: Drought extends across Southwestern US

Posted by   /  March 30, 2018  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

  Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah

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