Day: July 20, 2021

Rapid growth in Arizona’s suburbs creates uncertain water supply

LOCAL The entrance to the Cadence at Gateway subdivision, a new housing development on the outskirts of Mesa, Arizona, itself a suburb of Phoenix, is a long paved road lined with towering palm trees. With homes built by several companies including Lennar, the nation’s largest homebuilder, Cadence offers a plethora of amenities: an indoor fitness center, …

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River Managers Take Emergency Measures to Refill Lake Powell

PAGE, Ariz. — The federal Bureau of Reclamation is taking emergency measures to shore up water levels in Lake Powell. This is to preserve the reservoir’s ability to generate hydropower. Late last week, officials ordered an additional release of 50,000 feet per second from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming, to maintain Lake Powell’s water levels at …

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House to vote on PFAS bill as Senate panel turns attention to cybersecurity

PFAS bill to address PFAS in the environment will take center stage in the House this week. A Senate committee has invited AMWA to deliver testimony during a Wednesday hearing on critical infrastructure cybersecurity. In the House, the PFAS Action Act (H.R. 2467) would require EPA to immediately begin the process of establishing drinking water …

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Automated Surface Water Quality Assessment Tool Earns Top Product of the Year Award

PHOENIX (July 20, 2021) – The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), the state’s cabinet-level environmental agency that administers environmental laws as well as programs, today announced that its Automated Surface Water Quality Assessment Tool received a Top Product of the Year Award. The category is the elite Environment + Energy Leader Awards 2021 program. The …

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