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[IN-DEPTH] Water woes rise with border wall in Cochise County

Posted by   /  November 10, 2019  /  Immigration, Water  /  No Comments

By Rocky Baier and Curt Prendergast | Arizona Daily Star   As picnickers barbecued and chatted next to an idyllic pond on the Slaughter Ranch in the southeastern corner of Cochise County, a crane operator on a hilltop a few miles away added panels to the new 30-foot-tall border wall. The roughly 200 feet of wall […]

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[OPINION] Why does Arizona force people to live where the water is? It’s time to think bigger

Posted by   /  October 30, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Opinion: Arizona should figure out how to get water to where people want to live, rather than unquestioningly accepting existing limitations. By Robert Robb | Arizona Republic The people who discuss and decide water policy in Arizona are a small and tight circle. For most of us, if the water flows when the spigot is […]

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Water committee suggests local task force to address Pinal issues

Posted by   /  October 24, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Pinal County farmers may soon have to rely more on groundwater wells. / Bret Jaspers / KJZZ By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa A group of local developers, government officials, residents, water suppliers and farmers may be tasked with finding a solution to the county’s water dilemmas. State Rep. David Cook, R-Globe, asked Pinal County Supervisor Steve Miller, […]

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[COLUMN] Solution to Pinal water shortage?

Posted by   /  October 21, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Andy Howell | Pinal Central The big news this week was the Big Boy train rolling through Pinal County with a stop in Casa Grande. It’s a good thing the historic steam engine didn’t need to take on water, because we don’t have any to […]

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OPINION] Pinal County doesn’t have enough water for the long haul. What will we do about it?

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

This 1.8-mile-long fissure is 30 feet deep in places. It opened south of Arizona City after decades of heavy groundwater pumping./Photo- Arizona Department of Water Resources (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Opinion: There are lot more straws in the ground now, all drawing from the same, finite pot. How many more […]

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Experts: AZ water rules are flawed

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Twitter Overhaul advised to ensure future supplies By Ian James | The Republic A set of water rules that has fueled rapid growth in Arizona’s suburbs is riddled with weaknesses, according to a new report by researchers at Arizona State University, who argue the system needs to be overhauled to protect homeowners from rising costs […]

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Pinal County water woes already impacting development

Posted by   /  October 15, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

A Central Arizona Project canal runs through the land that is slated to become the 2,511-acre Attesa motor sports park south of Casa Grande. Patrick Johnson, president of Attesa, said the canal will serve as a backdrop for a walking trail on the property. / Heather Smathers /PinalCentral By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch […]

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New panel grills ADWR director on Pinal water

Posted by   /  September 26, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Rep. DavidCook, R-Globe, represents Legislative District 8, which includes Florence, Coolidge and part of Casa Grande. / PinalCentral By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch A new legislative committee is pushing for more information on how groundwater supplies in Pinal County are being used or not used. Committee Chairman Rep. David Cook, R-Globe, and Reps. […]

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City of Phoenix to pilot new water conservation technology at ASU West campus

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia By Graham Bosch | Chamber Business News The City of Phoenix recently announced its Water Services Department received a grant to pilot a program testing innovative water conservation technology in partnership with Arizona State University. The funds will be used to inject water-absorbing polymers, also known as hydrogels, under the turf of 12 acres […]

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Glendale plans for sustainability during drought

Posted by   /  July 29, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

A lagoon filled with untreated water is pictured on Tuesday, July 23 at Pyramid Peak Water Treatment Plant in Phoenix. / Jacob Stanek / Independent Newsmedia By Mark Carlisle | YourValley.net Even as one of its main sources of water drops into uncertainty and climate change alters Arizona’s water landscape, the long-term future of Glendale’s […]

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