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AZCentral: 5 reasons to panic about Arizona
AZCentral: 5 reasons to panic about Arizona's water, and 5 reasons not toPosted: f/11/2014

If the Golden State was shutting down its sprinklers, was the whole West about to dry up and blow away?




AP: $11M Deal Struck to Conserve Colorado River Basin
AP: $11M Deal Struck to Conserve Colorado River BasinPosted: f/05/2014

Four western states, including Arizona, and the federal government announce agreement to fund projects meant to counteract low water levels in the Colorado River basin.




New York Times: Satellites Show Major Southwest Groundwater Loss
New York Times: Satellites Show Major Southwest Groundwater LossPosted: f/24/2014

Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenges long-term water supplies.



AMWUA BLOG
AMWUA blog

Kathleen Ferris
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Time For Low-Flow Toilets To Take A Bow
Posted on 08/18/2014
Back when George H. W. Bush was president, the U.S. Congress passed a law that has helped the country conserve its water supply as we face drought and climate change. There was nothing glamorous about the law, but its impact was dramatic. The law, written and championed by Massachusetts engineer Amy Vickers, […]
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RECENT POSTS
Recent Blog posts
Mini Hydro-Turbines In Water System Would Create Clean Power
Posted on 08/11/2014
It takes a lot of power to get water to every Scottsdale home and business because much of the water must be delivered in underground pipes going uphill. Fortunately, what goes up must come down. Scottsdale hopes to use the water’s downhill energy to create electricity. The city would start by installing […]
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The Ins And Outs Of Business Water Bills
Posted on 08/04/2014
A Phoenix baker, carwash owner or pastor can expect far higher water and sewer bills than a Phoenix homeowner. The difference is not just the higher volume of drinking water going into their businesses. The city also charges more because of contaminants the city must clean from wastewater flowing out of businesses. […]
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ADVOCACY & POLICY
Kathleen Ferris on the "State-of-the-State" for the Arizona Law Conference Kathleen Ferris on the "State-of-the-State" for the Arizona Law Conference
Nine water issues - will it take a crisis to resolve them?

AMWUA Releases 2014 Legislative Summary AMWUA Releases 2014 Legislative Summary
The recently completed legislative session had many twists and turns that affected AMWUA members. For in depth review and analysis, click here.

AMWUA Proposes Changes to Better Manage Stored Water AMWUA Proposes Changes to Better Manage Stored Water
We must ensure that water stored underground is protected for use in the future by those who have made the investment to put it there.

WATER CONSERVATION
Planning Your Landscape Planning Your Landscape
Summer is the perfect time to plan your landscape. Our design guide simplifies the process and provides inspiration, tips, and resources.

Landscaping in the Desert Landscaping in the Desert
Free classes, step-by-step guides, and money-saving rebates to help you build and maintain a beautiful, water-smart landscape.