Stories tagged: "water"

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VIDEO: Phoenix Plans to Recycle Wastewater for Drinking

The Central Arizona Project is investing $6 million dollars to build purification facilities, and the Biden Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes roughly $310 million for water recycling development nationwide.

Purified recycled water fills a flask after a demonstration in Carson, California, in May 2022. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California hopes to finish a multibillion-dollar expansion of the facility, a project that has drawn financial support from water agencies in Nevada and Arizona. (Photo by Alex Hager/KUNC)
Water-Short Cities Want to Use Every Last Drop—Even if It Used to Be Sewage

Cities with finite water supplies are finding creative new ways to stretch out the water they already have. For some, that means cleaning up sewage and putting it right back in the pipes that flow to homes and businesses.

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VIDEO: Saudi Farm Gets a Pass in Republican Proposal to Limit Foreign Land Leases

Sens. Wendy Rogers and Anthony Kern introduced bills this year they said would address a land lease the state made with a Saudia Arabian-based company that grants them unlimited access to groundwater in La Paz County.

PEORIA, ARIZONA - JUNE 08: The Central Arizona Project canal runs past homes in the Phoenix suburbs on June 8, 2023 in Peoria, Arizona. The project carries diverted Colorado River water through a 336-mile long system to help serve 80 percent of the population of Arizona. Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs announced last week that that there is a shortage of groundwater for new housing construction which has been previously approved in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Arizona will no longer be able to give developers new permits for home construction in some outlying desert suburbs of Maricopa County which rely on groundwater wells. The cities of Phoenix and Peoria rely mostly on river water and reclaimed water and will not be directly affected by the decision. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
VIDEO: Solar Panels Will Soon Line Arizona’s Canals

The Gila River Indian Community is getting funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to install solar panels on their canals, and research is being done by SRP and ASU to bring solar panels to canals all over Arizona.

Researchers Applied Phoenix’s 2006 Heat Wave to Today’s Climate. The Results Were Catastrophic.

A new study on climate estimated 13,000 people in Phoenix would die if a blackout hit the city at the same time as a multi-day heat wave.

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Biden Administration Awards $15 Million to Protect Arizona’s Public Lands

Chiricahua National Monument and the Yanawant landscape will receive investments to improve water use efficiency, protect wildlife, and reduce wildfire risk.

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Supreme Court Clean Water Ruling Has Arizona Ranchers and Environmentalists at Odds

“If you love swimming in polluted creeks, this ruling is for you.”