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Updated Apr 23, 2014 - 8:27 am

Phoenix City Council approves water measures

PHOENIX — The Phoenix City Council has approved three measures aimed at
better securing drinking water resources for the future.

The council voted unanimously Tuesday to form a partnership with Tucson water
that would allow for storage and recovery of Central Arizona Project
water between the two regions.

The council also opted to remain engaged in continuing discussions about water
shortages on the Colorado River. As the largest municipal user of CAP water, the
city has a large stake in the future of the Colorado River.

The city will also encourage a review of Arizona’s groundwater laws to ensure
development is sustainable over the long term.


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