Arizona Water Facts: A New Website Built For Everyone
AMWUA works to provide reliable and useful water information and now we have help from a new website called Arizona Water Facts. The website offers a realistic guide to where the state’s water comes from, how it is conserved, what problems the state faces in the future, and what fixes are in the works. The Arizona Department of Water Resources, the state’s top water agency, developed Arizona Water Facts.
Every time there is a media story about drought or California water restrictions or Lake Mead’s falling water levels the Arizona Department of Water Resources is flooded with calls. The most common questions: Is Arizona running out of water? Why doesn’t Arizona have water restrictions like California? Why are farmers allowed to grow crops in Arizona? By the end of 2015, the Arizona Department of Water Resources began developing a website dedicated to helping residents understand basic water facts and challenges. It debuted June 1.
There was a time when Arizona water agencies and utilities quietly – and without much publicity – went about the daily and complex business of conserving water, shoring up water supplies, reliably delivering drinking water to customers and removing wastewater from their homes. Then came a 16-year drought, a water crisis in neighboring California, and the very public decline of Lake Mead, a reservoir on the Colorado River that provides 40 percent of Arizona’s water. Suddenly water was everyone’s business.
Click here to access Water Facts: Arizona Water Facts