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Arizona Supreme Court gives rural areas more freedom over water

Thu, Aug 9, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to new development in and around Sierra Vista even if it could dry up the San Pedro River — and even if it turns out that the home buyers later end up with nothing but sand coming out of their

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Water, San Pedro River

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Voters decide if town buys JU on Tues.

Thu, May 15, 2014

Pinal County

“Shall the Town of Florence, Arizona, be authorized to acquire and operate the water and wastewater utilities and related assets owned by Johnson Utilities, LLC, and Southwest Environmental Utilities, LLC, including but not limited to wells sites, pumping stations, setback areas, access rights, and current and future water and wastewater

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Florence, Johnson Utilities, Water, Wastewater, San Tan Valley

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Arizona farmers angry over reduced water rights

Sat, Jun 22, 2013

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- A state Department of Water Resources plan to gradually reduce agricultural groundwater rights is drawing fire from some Arizona farmers.The Case Grande Dispatch reported that nearly 150 people packed Casa Grande City Hall council chambers this week to voice opposition on a plan they say will

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Farmers, Water Rights, Agricultural groundwater rights

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Independent study: State's water supply in danger

Sun, Apr 8, 2012

Environment

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico, Arizona and more than two dozen other states could face increased threats to water supplies if they don’t do more to plan for rising temperatures and changes in rain and snowfall patterns, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Tags: Arizona, Water Supply, Natural Resources Defense Council

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Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning

Tue, Sep 28, 2010

Environment

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. — A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River.Barring a sudden end to the Southwest’s 11-year drought, the distribution of the river’s dwindling bounty is likely to be reordered as early as next year because the flow of water cannot keep pace with

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Tags: Colorado River, Lake Mead, Water

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For farm-water rights, planners ready to deal

Mon, Oct 26, 2009

Pinal County

Arizona RepublicBy Shaun McKinnonThe water to grow cotton, wheat and cantaloupes in Dan Thelander's fields doesn't flow down open ditches or spurt from sprinklers or drip from tiny emitters poking up from the cultivated soil.Thelander pumps the water directly to the roots of the plants through miles of black plastic

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Tags: PinalCounty farming, Water-rights, Irrigation districtsColorado River

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Overusing groundwater threatens Arizona’s future

Tue, Aug 4, 2009

Environment

Arizona Capitol TimesBy the Associated PressThe director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources says the state has to stop its denial when it comes to water.“We’re spoiled by cheap, easily available water and have been for a long time,” Herb Guenther said. “We have a lot of water compared

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Tags: Arizona water resources, Arizona Department of Water Resources, Rural communities

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Revised bill eases cost of water augmentation tax for city of Eloy, County

Thu, Jun 18, 2009

Pinal County

Eloy EnterpriseBy Melissa St. Aude, Staff WriterCASA GRANDE - The Pinal County Water Augmentation Authority on June 9 agreed to support a revised piece of legislation aimed at strengthening the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District by allowing it to issue bonds and establish new annual membership fees.PCWAA was one of

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Tags: Eloy, David Snider, Joseph Blanton, Pinal County Water Augmentation Authority, PCWAA

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Some Pinal water utilities worried about fees in bill

Fri, May 22, 2009

Pinal County

Eloy EnterpriseBy Melissa St. Aude, Staff WriterThe city of Eloy, Global Water Resources and Johnson Utilities sent a joint letter last week to state Sen. John Nelson asking that lawmakers wait before voting on a bill that could impose a substantial tax on municipal and private water providers."Basically, we are

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Tags: Global Water Resources, Johnson Utilities, Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District

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Tons of released drugs taint US water

Sun, Apr 19, 2009

Environment

Yahoo NewsBy Jeff Donn,Martha Mendoza and Justine Pritchard U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water — contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation.Hundreds of active pharmaceutical ingredients are used

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Tags: Pharmaceutical drugs, Waterways, Drinking water, US Manufacturers

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