Arizona Water News

A view of the Gilbert water tower from below, with wispy clouds in the blue sky behind it....
Kevin Stone

Gilbert utility rates to start rising in April, with water and trash bills doubling by 2026

Gilbert utility customers can expect to see significantly higher water and trash bills starting with the April cycle.
22 days ago
Canyon Lake is one of the lakes in Arizona experiencing golden algae toxin blooms. (AZGFD photo)...
Damon Allred

Golden algae toxin blooms to blame for fish kills at Saguaro, Canyon lakes

Golden algae toxin blooms are behind recent fish kills at Saguaro and Canyon lakes, the Arizona Game and Fish Department confirmed Friday.
1 month ago
The left image shows an Almarai logo in Cairo, Egypt, and the right image shows hay dried and store...
SuElen Rivera

Saudi dairy company Fondomonte ceases water pumping in far west Arizona

A Saudi dairy company that once pumped water through a lease on local farmland in far west Arizona has officially ceased operations. 
1 month ago
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Colton Krolak

Biden administration investing over $500 million to conserve Colorado River System

The Biden administration will invest hundreds of millions of dollars to conserve the Colorado River Basin System.
1 month ago
Image shows xeriscape in front of Arizona home....
KTAR.com

City of Chandler begins 3-year process of converting grass to xeriscape

The Chandler City Council recently greenlit a three-year initiative to convert patches of grass to xeriscape, a landscape approach designed to conserve water.
2 months ago
Water conservation rebate program expanding in city of Surprise...
Serena O'Sullivan

City of Surprise offering new water rebates for turf removal, landscapes and irrigation controllers

The city of Surprise is expanding its water conservation rebate program. These rebates are available through May 1, 2026.
2 months ago
sign of tonto national forest displayed at entrance of recreation site...
Tom Kuebel

National Forest Foundation and SRP agree to 5-year forest restoration agreement

The National Forest Foundation and SRP agreed to a five-year partnership to reduce wildfire risk and protect watershed basins in the Tonto National Forest.
2 months ago
Water flows from the Bartlett Dam west of metro Phoenix in March 2023....
Kevin Stone

Second consecutive wet winter is a big win for Valley’s water supply

Arizona’s second consecutive wet winter is big win for the Valley’s water supply, as SRP reservoirs near capacity.
2 months ago
The grant will allow the city to cut out turf that wastes five million gallons of water each year, ...
Serena O'Sullivan

Mesa gets $1M grant to replace grass strips with sustainable rocks at parks

The City of Mesa won a $1.06 million Water Conservation Grant Fund Award to pay for the removal of non-functional turf at around 50 parks.
3 months ago
Groundwater protection area for Gila Bend a potential solution...
Balin Overstolz McNair

Arizona Department of Water Resources exploring options for long-term groundwater management

The Arizona Department of Water Resources kicked off an informal process to establish a new groundwater management area in Gila Bend.
3 months ago
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Tom Kuebel

Globe, 2 other Arizona water systems to receive funding to combat PFAS

Globe and two other water systems will receive funding from the ADEQ to help combat PFAS contaminants in water sources.
3 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Water Watch: El Niño likely to provide steadiness in Arizona water levels over next year

El Niño likely to provide steadiness in Arizona water levels over next year. KTAR News reporter Colton Krolak previews this week’s Water Watch. Read, watch and listen to more here: https://ktar.com/story/5555754/el-nino-likely-to-provide-steadiness-in-arizona-water-levels-over-next-year/ Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
4 months ago
Water levels for Arizona's reservoirs should remain steady in 2024 with a strong El Niño. (SRP Pho...
KTAR.com

El Niño likely to provide steadiness in Arizona water levels over next year

Heavy precipitation due to El Niño could help maintain Arizona's water levels in 2024, according to a climatologist in the state.
4 months ago
Empty SRP canal in Phoenix with crews doing maintenance work with a backhoe...
Kevin Stone

SRP to close portions of 2 canals in west Phoenix, Glendale for maintenance work

Stretches of two canals in west Phoenix and Glendale will be closed and drained for maintenance work starting next month, according to Salt River Project.
4 months ago
Solar panels...
Damon Allred

Gila River Indian Community to receive solar panels over canals

The Biden-Harris Administration will give $5.65 million to construct and install solar panels over the Casa Blanca Canal.
4 months ago
Water flows from a kitchen faucet in a stock image. The Gilbert Town Council approved a notice of i...
Kevin Stone

Gilbert residents would see monthly utility bills jump by more than $50 under proposal

Gilbert residents would pay about $25 more per month next year and over $50 more within three years under proposed utility rate and fee hikes.
5 months ago
The rural community of Rio Verde Foothills has a long-term water solution after a standpipe was app...
Danny Shapiro

Standpipe for Rio Verde Foothills water service approved, providing long-term solution

The rural community of Rio Verde Foothills has a long-term water solution after a standpipe was approved Wednesday.
5 months ago
Bales of hay are stored under shelters at Al Dahra Farms, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, in the McMullen V...
Associated Press

Tensions over water are bubbling up at thirsty rural Arizona alfalfa farms

Worries about future water supplies from the McMullen Valley's ancient aquifers are bubbling up in rural western Arizona.
5 months ago
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Heidi Hommel

SRP to work with ASU to assess condition of watershed through use of lidar

Salt River Project is partnering with ASU on a project to evaluate the condition of hydropower assets on SRP’s watershed.
5 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Water Watch: SRP, ASU team up on hydro electric energy project

KTAR News reporter Heidi Hommel dives into the latest hydro electric energy project SRP and ASU are have teamed up on. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
5 months ago
FILE - Water from the Colorado River diverted through the Central Arizona Project fills an irrigati...
Heidi Hommel

ADEQ seeks input on purification system to treat wastewater for consumption for Arizonans

Arizonans could be drinking wastewater by next winter. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality released its Advanced Water Purification roadmap and is seeking input from stakeholders.
5 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Water Watch: Reusable water is coming to Arizona

Water Watch: Reusable water is coming to Arizona Read more: https://azdeq.gov/PR/AWP Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Picture: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
5 months ago
A bathtub ring of light minerals shows the high water line of Lake Mead near water intakes on the A...
KTAR.com

Biden announces nearly $64 million investment to protect Arizona’s Colorado River

President Biden announced $63.4 million in new investments as part of the Investing in America agenda in the Colorado River System.
6 months ago
El Mirage said it is investigating after inaccurate water readings were found during the most recen...
KTAR.com

West Valley city investigating series of inaccurate water readings

A West Valley city said it is investigating after inaccurate water readings were found during the most recent billing cycle.
6 months ago