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Lake Powell
Lake Powell, which sits on the Arizona-Utah border, is the nation's second-largest reservoir. On Tuesday its water levels dropped to an all-time low, falling past a record set last April.
Feb. 14, 2023
Gas pump
The operator of a pipeline facility in California that was forced to shut down deliveries of gasoline and diesel from the Los Angeles area east to areas including Las Vegas and Phoenix due to a leak says it resumed operations on Saturday afternoon.
Feb. 13, 2023
Sparkbox shipping container living space exterior
About 2,000 shipping containers used by former Gov. Doug Ducey to keep people out of Arizona could soon be used to house people. In late December, after the Biden administration filed a lawsuit, Ducey agreed to remove the metal containers. They had been double-stacked to fill gaps along the border in Yuma and Cochise counties. Gov. Katie Hobbs has a new idea.
More Arizona business news
Feb. 12, 2023
SRP East Line Solar Plant
The company formerly known as Facebook has teamed up with Salt River Project on a new solar facility to power its data center in Mesa.
Feb. 6, 2023
coolidge generating station
A judge has ruled against Salt River Project’s proposed expansion of a gas-fired plant near Coolidge.
Jan. 23, 2023
Vice President Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris was in Tonopah on Thursday to help break ground for a new transmission line that will help move solar power in the Southwest.
Jan. 19, 2023
a Dynamite Water tanker
Rio Verde Foothills residents have filed an injunction against the city of Scottsdale after it shut down water delivery services to the community.
Jan. 17, 2023
Kamala Harris
On Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Tonopah, Arizona, to celebrate the groundbreaking of a high voltage transmission line known as the Ten West Link.
Jan. 14, 2023
SRP canal cleanup
Salt River Project will begin its annual cleanup and repair of its canals Friday. The work means that access to some areas may be closed, including Arizona Falls on Indian School Road.
Jan. 4, 2023
Patrick Krause
Salt River Project was created to help metro Phoenix farmers irrigate their crops. Today, about 24,000 people still irrigate their lawns and gardens. Hear about irrigation in the Valley and the ditch riders who make sure the system works.
More Arizona water news
Dec. 27, 2022
solar panels
California utility regulators have approved major changes to the state’s rooftop solar market. The move could have far-reaching implications for the industry as a whole.
Dec. 19, 2022
Tempe City Hall
The city of Tempe committed to using clean energy more than a decade ago. It is now working with a local utility through a new program that will help it reach its renewable energy goals.
Dec. 14, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project's board of directors recently approved a solar generating station at the Copper Crossing Research and Energy Facility near Florence.
Dec. 7, 2022
Guaymas sewage
By early next year, Sonoran officials say the coastal municipality of Guaymas, which has long struggled with a collapsing sewage system and spotty access to drinking water, will take control of its own water operations.
Nov. 30, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved a modification to a plan for new transmission lines. The vote could pave the way for more wind energy in Arizona.
Nov. 14, 2022
drop from a water faucet
The city of Mesa has a water-rate discount program for low-income older adults. Called the Limited Senior Rate Program, the plan introduced about a year ago takes 30% off residents’ water bills.
Nov. 11, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project recently announced a partnership with a company that specializes in battery storage systems.
Oct. 31, 2022
internet cord
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would spend $759 million to provide high-speed internet access to rural communities across the country. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and Tohono O’odham Utility Authority in Arizona will receive more than $17 million in grant funding.
Oct. 28, 2022
glass of water
A new federal requirement means Phoenix will replace thousands of water service lines to reduce the risk of lead exposure in drinking water.
Oct. 20, 2022
electric meter
The state’s major utilities have publicly committed themselves to clean energy. But conservationists say they have a long way to go if they are to meet their goals.
Oct. 18, 2022

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