Irrigators fear water plan secrecy
TUCSON, Ariz. — More than 100 people in South Tucson walked out of their jobs Wednesday afternoon for a local public meeting about water supply planning.
Water officials in Scottsdale and Flagstaff say their current plan to provide 8 million acre feet of water to Arizona is now jeopardized unless lawmakers approve a statewide plan to expand irrigation.
But Tucson residents have little faith in that plan.
“We can’t trust a politician. It can’t be that he’s going to take our money,” said Sandra Miller.
A group of over 1,200 pe온 카지노 쿠폰ople from the Tucson water agency walked off the job during a meeting organized to urge state lawmakers to increase irrigation.
The groups are calling for Arizona’s Water Utility Board to include a more active role in water policy.
It also called on Arizona leaders to look at ways to get more water from the ground instead of importing it from neighboring states.
State lawmakers recently said it’s unclear whether or not water from the state is “under a water price cap” that could help keep the price down.
“We are in an uncertain time here in Arizona. Our water budget is a little bit thinner than I expec카지노 뉴스ted it to be. We need to be cognizant of the challenges ahead of us,” said Scottsdale Mayor Ken Hwang.
In recent years, Arizona has added more than 2 million acres of farmland to the state’s water system. But Arizona’s farmers aren’t happy about that addition.
State Sen. Rick Jones, who represents Maricopa County, the state’s second-largest 온라인 슬롯 카지노county, argues that his county would lose more than $70 million a year if the plan were made permanent.