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Standing room only hearing: Locals let it be known that Mohave County wants to keep its water

Posted by   /  June 18, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  ‘This is our water, and it’s our turn to grow’ By Travis Rains | Daily Miner Mohave County’s water dilemmas were the topic of discussion Wednesday afternoon, as residents and their legislators gathered for a public hearing at a meeting of the Arizona House of Representatives Committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources. People […]

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Colorado River drought contingency plan stalled

Posted by   /  June 17, 2018  /  Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

By Gary Pitzer | Water Education Foundation It’s high-stakes time in Arizona. The state that depends on the Colorado River to help supply its cities and farms — and is first in line to absorb a shortage — is seeking a unified plan for water supply management to join its Lower Basin neighbors, California and […]

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Pinal officials, developers try to get answers on water permit delays

Posted by   /  June 14, 2018  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Jake Kincaid | Casa Grande Dispatch A state representative has been joined by other Pinal County officials in expressing frustration over the slow approval process for water permits in the county. The Arizona Department of Water Resources has been holding a group of applications for certificates of assured water supply for an unusually long […]

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CAP kills purchase of rural land, water rights for suburban Tucson-Phoenix growth

Posted by   /  June 13, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis |  Arizona Daily Star The agency that operates the CAP must look elsewhere for water for future suburban growth, now that it’s killed a proposed $34 million deal to buy land and water rights in rural Mohave County along the Colorado River. Officials of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District aren’t ruling out […]

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Johnson Utilities reports they are closing Section 11 Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted by   /  June 8, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

SanTanValley.com Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. announced that it is moving forward with plans to close its Section 11 Wastewater Treatment Plant (“WWTP”) located at 5452 East Hunt Highway. The Section 11 WWTP has been at the center of odor complaints from nearby residents in recent years. Wastewater currently being treated at the Section 11 WWTP will […]

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Commission investigating low water pressure at Johnson Utilities

Posted by   /  June 3, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Several large construction projects in San Tan Valley exert a heavy demand on the water system, pulling water from hydrants to use on the projects By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral Large portions of San Tan Valley in the Johnson Utilities service area have been hit with low water pressure this week. Many residents were reporting […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Legislature leaves the governor high and dry over water

Posted by   /  June 3, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Blame the inaction on a lack of consensus among interest groups, says lawmaker By Tony Davis Arizona | Arizona Daily What was heralded to be a big legislative session on water issues turned out to be much ado about nothing. For much of last year, groups appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey mulled behind closed doors […]

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‘Unprecedented’ water shortage could leave Pinal farms dried up

Posted by   /  June 2, 2018  /  Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

  By Joey Chenoweth | PinalCentral Being in a drought is nothing new in Arizona. The current one is now in its third decade. But all evidence is indicating that conditions are only getting worse, and now it has some Pinal County farmers facing down a water crisis. The San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District […]

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How the Colorado River’s future could hinge on a little-known California election

Posted by   /  May 31, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Sammy Roth | The Desert Sun A few thousand votes in California’s Imperial Valley could have major consequences for millions of people who depend on water from the Colorado River. Imperial Valley voters will decide June 5 whether to remake the board of directors of the Imperial Irrigation District, or IID, which controls the single […]

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New River to get new water supply, but can the deal control development in the area?

Posted by   /  May 30, 2018  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Bret Jaspers | Cronkite News/KJZZ Residents of New River and Desert Hills should have a new water source by the end of July. It’ll cap a long year of worry. A brief recap: Last summer, Phoenix announced it would cut off sales to companies that truck water to New River and Desert Hills, which are unincorporated. […]

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