Arizona Water News

Arizona Indian water settlement agreement...
Serena O'Sullivan

Leaders of 3 Arizona tribes sign water rights settlement agreement

The Northeastern Arizona Indian Water Settlement Agreement was signed on Wednesday, according to the Hopi Tribe.
2 days ago
Gila River tribe near Phoenix flexes political muscles in drying West...
Associated Press

Water-rich Gila River tribe near Phoenix flexes its political muscles in a drying West

Stephen Roe Lewis has leveraged the Gila River tribe's water abundance to help Arizona, making his tribe a power player in the parched region.
24 days ago
Two water workers in a sewer...

Gateway Community College, Surprise partner to create scholarships for water-related careers

Earlier this month, Surprise and Gateway Community College entered a partnership that will enable the institution to offer scholarships for students headed toward a water-related career.
29 days ago
arizona water conservation...
Nick Borgia

Arizona to invest $8.5 million for water conservation project

Arizona senators announced that $8.5 million will be invested in Arizona to continue a feasibility study related to water conservation.
1 month ago
Harkins Theater in Scottsdale to host Q&A with attorney general...
Serena O'Sullivan

AG Mayes to give Q&A after documentary on global water conspiracy in Scottsdale

A Harkins Theater in Scottsdale will host a Q&A with Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes after a 7 p.m. showing of "The Grab," a documentary.
1 month ago
Lightning strikes during a monsoon storm on July 21, 2022, near Mayer, Arizona. The Arizona monsoon...
Kevin Stone

Here’s what you need to know about official start of Arizona monsoon season

Saturday is the first official day of the Arizona monsoon season. Here's what you can expect to see over the coming weeks.
1 month ago
Salt River Project has been approved to hold water for longer at Roosevelt Dam east of metro Phoeni...
Danny Shapiro

SRP allowed to hold water longer at Roosevelt Dam in Arizona during high runoff seasons

Salt River Project has been approved to hold water for longer at Roosevelt Dam east of metro Phoenix during high runoff seasons.
1 month ago
Aging Arizona infrastructure projects get $12.5M for revitalization...

Arizona senators excited for influx of $12.5M in funds for aging water infrastructure projects

Three aging Arizona infrastructure projects are getting almost $12.5 million in funding to modernize water system and boost water security.
1 month ago
New Arizona water infrastructure projects kicked off on Monday...
Serena O'Sullivan

$19M in federally funded water infrastructure projects set to begin in Arizona

Congressman Greg Stanton, a military leader and several Arizona mayors will sign new Arizona water infrastructure projects on Monday.
1 month ago
Arizona to receive funding for water infrastructure projects....

Arizona receives $12.5M for 3 water infrastructure projects

Arizona will receive over $12 million in federal funding to support three water infrastructure projects.
2 months ago
Memorial Day weekend safety tips to follow when in water...
Balin Overstolz McNair

Maricopa County leaders, agencies come together to reduce lake drownings

Since many Arizonans will visit Lake Pleasant soon, authorities shared several Memorial Day weekend safety tips to follow when near water.
2 months ago
KTAR Video

Video: What safety measures do you need to take this summer when playing at the lake?

Our Balin Overstolz attended a safety event at Lake Pleasant to bring you the information you need to be careful this summer. Video: Jeremy Schnell/KTAR News
2 months ago
Democratic Rep. Greg Stanton announced the $1.75 million that will support two water infrastructure...
Serena O'Sullivan

Mesa announces $1.75 million federal investment in 2 water infrastructure projects

The federal government allocated almost $2 million to support Mesa water services, Rep. Greg Stanton announced during a Monday press event.
3 months ago
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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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. 
4 months ago
(File photo by George Rose/Getty Images)...
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.
5 months ago
Image shows xeriscape in front of Arizona home....

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.
5 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.
5 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.
5 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.
5 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.
6 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.
6 months ago
(Google Maps screenshot)...
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.
6 months ago