Legislature Set to OK $200M in Water Supply Funding

Credit: Arizona Capitol Times

A $200M plan to fund water project in regions lacking proper supplies appears likely to pass the Arizona Legislature. 

The funding is intended to aid water supply and conservation projects and help meet long-term water needs.  

Proposed as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, the Senate approved the measure on June 22nd. It has not yet been taken up in the House 

The legislation would create a Drought Mitigation Board and establish a $200M Drought Mitigation Revolving Fund. 

Democrats opposed the measure, calling it insufficient and expressing concerns it could hasten groundwater depletion. It was also opposed by the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter. (Source) 

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