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A bill to allow rural communities to manage and create groundwater protection areas passed out of the state Senate on Thursday, despite opposition from Democrats and some rural Republican county officials.
Feb. 29, 2024
Navajo Nation president's office
The proposal will mean access to piped water for tribal members living without it and settle all of the Navajo Nation’s water rights claims as well as those for the Hopi and the San Juan Paiute tribes.
Feb. 28, 2024
SRP water expo
Salt River Project wants to help Arizonans become more efficient water users. The utility is hosting its annual Water Conservation Expo this weekend. The free event, open to all, is the largest one-day distribution for smart irrigation systems in the U.S.
Feb. 27, 2024
Close up of a bale of hay
Arizona’s Auditor General has released a scathing report, criticizing the State Land Department for leasing land to a Saudi-owned company in western Arizona at cheap rates.
Feb. 23, 2024
Water bottles
The city has about 20 customers identified as large water users. They include resorts, hospitals, bottling plants and government entities. But a proposed ordinance would exempt current large water users and focus only on new users.
Feb. 22, 2024
Mark Kelly
The federal government has already allocated $5 billion through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for states to use on PFAS testing.
Feb. 20, 2024
Chandler’s mayor took on housing criticism in his recent State of the City address.
Feb. 20, 2024
Gila Bend welcome sign
State officials have received dozens of comments on whether the Arizona Department of Water Resources should formally move to regulate how much groundwater is pumped from the Gila Bend basin.
Feb. 15, 2024
SRP snowpack
SRP reports snowpack in the Salt River watershed is now above-average, which will mean another year of healthy reservoir levels.
Feb. 14, 2024
dry cracked ground
The Show spoke with Arizona Republic reporter Brandon Loomis about a Californian company that in Brenda, Arizona, that is asking the federal government to let it use groundwater from a stressed basin to create a clean energy fuel.
Feb. 13, 2024
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
PFAS are a group of widely-used, human-made chemicals that have been linked to health issues like cancer. Now, the Department of Defense is green-lighting investigations into sites that have been exposed to contamination.
Feb. 12, 2024
davis monthan air force base
The Department of Defense will help fund investigations for two sites in the Tucson area thought to be connected to groundwater contamination issues that have plagued parts of the city for years.
Feb. 7, 2024
auction gavel and sold cards
The Show spoke with Billy Ferguson, a Ph.D. student in economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, about a paper he wrote with his advisor that suggests water could be auctioned off in a manner similar to a radio spectrum auction.
Feb. 6, 2024
Woman speaks at podium in front of group and Capitol
Arizona water officials may create a new groundwater management area. But Republicans and rural stakeholders say it’s the governor's way of double-crossing them.
Jan. 31, 2024
wastewater plant
The Show spoke with Dr. Reshma Neupane, food and water borne program manager at the Arizona Department of Health Services, about how they are trying to make sure that as a virus like COVID-19 continues to mutate and evolve, their equipment and technology are able to keep up with it.
Jan. 31, 2024
A new pilot program in Phoenix is increasing public access to chilled water. The city recently installed two fountain prototypes downtown.
Jan. 30, 2024
The 84-year-old former Hopi Tribal Council chairman Vernon Masayesva sat before a crowd of hundreds at Wesley Bolin Plaza to “plant a seed in your hearts” on Thursday.
Jan. 26, 2024
Kyle Mitchell told a story to hundreds of activists and state lawmakers on Thursday at Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix.
Jan. 26, 2024
Sonoran Solar
Republican Sen. Sonny Borrelli helped draft the bill that passed on a 3-2 party line vote. Residents with solar panels on their homes would not be taxed.
Jan. 26, 2024
Irrigation water
The Arizona Department of Water Resources is considering establishing a new groundwater management area for the first time since 1980.
Jan. 24, 2024


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