AMWUA vigorously protects our members’ ability to provide assured, safe, and sustainable water supplies and advocates for Arizona’s continued water security.
Where We Stand On The Issues
Smart water policy and careful planning, investment, and management have enabled AMWUA’s members to build robust, reliable water supplies that support our communities and economy. It is imperative that we continue to address the issues in front of us to ensure the future viability of those supplies. Learn more about some of the issues we are working on:
Where We Stand on Legislation
2020 - Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session
HB 2076: Appropriation; DWR; additional staff
In Brief: Appropriates $6.1 million for the Arizona Department of Water Resources to hire additional staff.
HB 2098: Dam safety study committee
In Brief: Establishes a Dam Safety Study Committee.
HB 2101: Appropriation; Arizona water protection fund
In Brief: Appropriates $1 million from the general fund to the Arizona Water Protection Fund.
HB 2158: Water; well metering; nonexempt wells
In Brief: Mandates water use metering and reporting for nonexempt groundwater wells
HB 2159: Water adequacy requirements; statewide applicability
In Brief: Establishes requirement for counties to establish mandatory water adequacy provisions for subdivision development approval.
HB 2161: Irrigation non-expansion areas; water supplies
In Brief: Modifies the criteria for ADWR's consideration of designating a new INA to include future groundwater withdrawal rates.
HB 2174: Exempt wells; capacity
In Brief: Redefines the maximum pumping capacity for groundwater withdrawal wells exempt from the Groundwater Code.