2017-09-09 CWAG Answers Your Water Questions

2017-9-9 CWAG Answers Your Water Questions from CWAGAZ on Vimeo.

Where does our water come from? Do we have enough? What happens to the water we conserve? What is the Big Chino pipeline and do we need it? Will our water rates go up? On Saturday, Sept. 9, former Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) president John Zambrano and former Verde River Basin Partnership chair Ed Wolfe (now a CWAG board member) answered these questions and more. Wolfe and Zambrano will provide CWAG’s answers to the five questions discussed at CWAG’s Aug. 5 Prescott mayor and council candidate forum, and address questions asked by the forum audience. Read the forum questions at cwagaz.org and/or view the forum in the video archive.


  • "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