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San Carlos Apaches to make CAP water supply available to Rio Verde residents

By Ron Dungan
Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 5:20pm
Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 10:29am

Coverage of tribal natural resources is supported in part by Catena Foundation

A number of residents in the Rio Verde Foothills community outside of Scottsdale recently learned that their water supply was in jeopardy.

But a temporary solution could be in the works, with water from an Arizona tribe.

Although some Rio Verde residents have wells, several get their water trucked in from Scottsdale.

But the city of Scottsdale plans to cut off that supply as it adjusts to a water shortage on the Colorado River.

The San Carlos Apache tribe has offered to make 65 million gallons of its Central Arizona Project water available while Rio Verde works out a long-term solution.

Dynamite Water is a private water company that serves the area. It said the water would be purchased at twice the rate it’s paying Scottsdale, but costs to residents would remain at their current level, with possible adjustments for inflation.

a Dynamite Water tanker
Damon Bruns
Dynamite Water is a private water company that serves the area.

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