Arizona Water News

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KTAR.com

Chandler increases grass removal rebate set to go into effect next month

The Chandler City Council has voted to increase its residential grass removal rebate tenfold and the change will go into effect at the start of October.
3 days ago
Cloud seeding...
Luke Forstner

In the right conditions, cloud seeding can provide water source for Arizona

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s last Water Watch Minute was about cloud seeding: how the technology works and how it has the potential to shore up water supplies, as long as specific conditions are met.
3 days ago
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Brandon Gray

SRP invests $2.6 million in innovative research projects at Arizona universities

The Salt River Project has announced it has invested more than $2.6 million in 36 projects with several Arizona universities.
7 days ago
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Luke Forstner

‘Cloud seeding’ offers water generation opportunity in Arizona, with some caveats

A scientific process of triggering rain or snow known as “cloud seeding” offers tantalizing possibilities for water creation, especially in areas like drought-stricken Arizona.
10 days ago
Contractors looking at work for the Transcanyon waterline...
KTAR.com

Grand Canyon National Park announces closures related to waterline construction

As Grand Canyon National Park officials prepare for construction on the Transcanyon Waterline, upcoming closures that will affect tourism in the area were recently announced.
10 days ago
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Brandon Gray

Grand Canyon lifts water restrictions at South Rim

Water restrictions have been lifted in Grand Canyon National Park, according to the National Park Service.
11 days ago
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Luke Forstner

In-home water recycling system could offer sustainability solution in Arizona

There are also systems that allow for water to be re-used within the home. One example is Hydraloop, a Netherlands-based company that aims to give water new life.
17 days ago
The Colorado River in the upper River Basin is pictured in Lees Ferry, Arizona, on May 29, 2021. Th...
Luke Forstner

Arizona’s Colorado River water cuts for 2024 reduced, long-term challenges remain

Next year’s expected cuts to Colorado River water for Arizona and other western states will be less severe than expected, thanks to a better outlook at reservoirs in recent months.
24 days ago
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Brandon Gray

Scottsdale City Council approves water partnership with Rio Verde Foothills Standpipe District

The Scottsdale City Council passed an agreement Tuesday night giving Rio Verde Foothills a partner in their interim water solution. 
25 days ago
A hose from John Hornewers tanker fills up Britney Kellums in-ground water tank in a home shes rent...
Serena O'Sullivan

Ruben Gallego introduces bill to curb foreign water use in Arizona

U.S. Rep Ruben Gallego filed a new bill, the Domestic Water Protection Act of 2023, to protect Arizona's water supply from foreign producers.
25 days ago
The city of Tempe announced a new green stormwater infrastructure plan on Friday....
Serena O'Sullivan

Tempe launches green stormwater initiative to cool the city

Tempe leaders announced a new green stormwater infrastructure project, which will use rainwater to cool the city, on Friday.
28 days ago
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Luke Forstner

Arizona could have opportunities to import, create more water in the future

As Arizona faces a drought and other water concerns, many municipalities are looking to diversify their existing water portfolios.
1 month ago
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Brandon Gray

Scottsdale, Tucson form partnership to address Arizona’s water issues

The Scottsdale City Council signed an agreement creating a water exchange partnership, fostering collaboration between Scottsdale and Tucson.
1 month ago
Rio Verde Foothills water...
Luke Forstner

Rio Verde Foothills community nearing interim water solution

After months of uncertainty, an interim water solution seems to be on the horizon for Rio Verde Foothills, a rural community outside Scottsdale.
1 month ago
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Associated Press

Western states will not lose as much Colorado River water in 2024

Federal officials will ease water cuts for Arizona and other states reliant on the Colorado River in 2024, thanks to a slightly improved outlook.
2 months ago
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KTAR.com

Scottsdale cut water usage during soaring July temperatures

Despite record-breaking temperatures in July, Scottsdale cut its water usage year-over-year from 2022 by 7%.
2 months ago
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Luke Forstner

What is the potential for Arizona’s water? Expert weighs in

To get the most out of Arizona's water, one local expert said understanding how to utilize water from different sources is essential
2 months ago
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Luke Forstner

Alfalfa in the spotlight amid Arizona’s water challenges

A majority of Arizona’s water goes to agriculture, about 74% of the available supply, according to the Arizona Department of Water Resources. One crop has made headlines this year when it comes to water: alfalfa.
2 months ago
Stock image of a water pipeline. A new 10.5-mile pipeline is under construction in Mesa, and it wil...
Luke Forstner

Mesa to get Colorado River water from Gila River tribe through new pipeline

A new 10.5-mile pipeline is under construction in Mesa, and it will bring Colorado River water that will strengthen and diversify the city’s water portfolio.
2 months ago
Town of Queen Creek sign...
Luke Forstner

Queen Creek enters new agreement to get Colorado River water access

The Town of Queen Creek has entered into a new agreement that will give it access to some water from the Colorado River, part of an ongoing effort to move away from reliance on groundwater.
2 months ago
Colorado River...
Luke Forstner

ASU’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative gives students new perspective on water issues

Arizona State University is exploring ways to tackle water issues in a unique way: combining facts and figures with storytelling.
2 months ago
The Gilbert, Arizona, water tower can be seen through vegetation....
Kevin Stone

Gilbert offers residents up to $800 to replace grass with low-water landscape

The East Valley town of Gilbert recently launched a financial incentive program to encourage residents to remove grass from their yards.
3 months ago
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KTAR.com

Glendale offering rebates for residents in water conservation effort

Glendale has unveiled a rebate program for residents aimed at conserving water and increasing efficiency.
3 months ago
The Phoenix City Council has voted to raise water rates in the city starting in October with three ...
Associated Press

Phoenix residents to see higher water rates phased in over 18 months

The Phoenix City Council has voted to raise water rates in the city starting in October with three separate increases over an 18-month span.
3 months ago