Chiricahua National Monument and the Yanawant landscape will receive investments to improve water use efficiency, protect wildlife, and reduce wildfire risk.
“If you love swimming in polluted creeks, this ruling is for you.”
Arizona has taken on the bulk of the conservation efforts, with over half of the 1 trillion gallons of water saved in the plan coming from the state.
In exchange for using less water, municipalities will receive federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to develop long-term water system efficiencies.
The funding specifically comes from the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, which provides school districts with rebates to replace existing school buses with clean models.
Several local advocates say that these new grants will help all Arizonans reduce their water usage, which will not only benefit local communities, but farms and ecosystems as well.
Mayes just saved her state a ton of water—6,000 gallons per minute, to be exact. That's enough to supply more than 14,000 households with water per month.
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