Articles Tagged ‘water,’

Op Ed: 4 things you can do about Deep Well Ranch, AED

With the prospect of thousands of additional residents in Prescott’s future, CWAG is concerned about further overextending our water supply. You should be, too. Public input is helping to improve the Deep Well Master Plan and can help shape the Arizona Eco  development. Read this article to learn the water facts about both developments and what you can do.

To learn more, view a pdf of CWAG's monthly column in the Daily Courier, published October 7, 2017.

Op Ed: Candidates should know 5 essential water facts

With so much attention focused on Prescott’s Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) debt in the approaching Prescott City Council election, it’s easy to forget the new council will be setting critical water policy during their time in office.

Over the next four years, city staff will provide council with information and advice on technical issues, but council members make all final decisions on water policy. To do that competently, they must know some essential facts. 

To learn more, view a pdf of CWAG's monthly column in the Daily Courier, published July 28, 2017.

Op Ed: Does water conservation promote development?

Although water conservation is an important way to reduce groundwater pumping, people often ask, “Why should I conserve water when it will only support more new home building?” This is an important question with a complex answer. 

To learn more, view a pdf of CWAG's monthly column in the Daily Courier, published January 26, 2018.

Studies and Experts Agree: Withdrawing Groundwater from the Big Chino Valley Will Reduce Flow in the Verde River!

Independent experts have made the title statement “Withdrawing Groundwater from the Big Chino Valley Will Reduce Flow in the Verde River” on numerous occasions over many years. However, public officials with an interest in withdrawing groundwater from the Big Chino Valley and piping it to the Prescott region for new subdivisions have frequently rejected these expert determinations. Their rejections have not been accompanied by rigorous analysis and evaluation of the data. Given the prominent voices of public officials, it is easy to see why the public can be confused.

In this paper, we bring forth the words of the independent studies and experts in the hope that the public can better decide whom and what to believe.

View the whitepaper here.

DAILY DROPLET

  • "Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners."
    Mark Udall
  • "Water is the driver of Nature."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water."
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746
  • "...and since flow of information is to spirit what water is to life, we'd best think about how to keep the pipes free and unclogged."
    Raphie Frank
  • "In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference."
    Rachel Carson
  • "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."
    Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • "Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine
  • "Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be separated from water. No water, no life. Period..."
    Robert Fulghum
  • "It's the water. Everything is driven by the water."
    Mike Thompson
  • "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over."
    Mark Twain