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Poll: Most Arizonans would support new statewide water agency

By Katherine Davis-Young
Published: Monday, May 30, 2022 - 11:58am
Updated: Monday, May 30, 2022 - 12:01pm

Gov. Doug Ducey has proposed spending $1 billion to establish a new statewide water agency to address Arizona’s drought. A new poll suggests most Arizonans support the idea. 

The polling firm Data Orbital asked 550 Arizona voters about water issues. About 70% of those polled said they would support the proposed new statewide water authority. About 73% said they would be in favor of the $1 billion price tag to look for drought solutions.

Drought appears to be a high priority for Arizona voters. More than 86% of those polled said they were somewhat or very concerned about the state’s water supply. More than 93% said they wanted to see state lawmakers take action.

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