Pinal County Groundwater Task Force Updates
On October 11, 2019, Representative Cook, chairman of the Arizona House Ad Hoc Committee on Groundwater Supply in Pinal County, proposed the creation of a local stakeholder group to examine potential solutions to the Assured Water Supply groundwater physical availability issue within Pinal County.
Since then, this stakeholder group has been deemed the Pinal Groundwater Task Force and is chaired by Pinal County Supervisor Stephen Miller and that Bill Garfield of Arizona Water Company and Jake Lenderking, Director of Water Resources at Global Water, serve as co-vice chairs. Additionally, in support of this effort, the Department will continue providing technical support and input when requested.
To support the effort being put forth by the Pinal Groundwater Stakeholder group, ADWR is providing this space on the Department's website as a clearinghouse for documents, statements and other materials the group produces. The Department neither endorses nor affirms positions or opinions expressed in those materials.
Pinal Groundwater Stakeholder Meetings
DRAFT SUBSTANTIVE POLICY STATEMENT AND COMMENTS
Draft Priority Substantive Policy Statement for Stakeholder Input
ADWR Pinal Groundwater Supply Updates
On November 1, ADWR held a public briefing and discussion on the results of its 2019 Pinal Model Run. Links to the results of that meeting, including presentations and an audio recording of the proceedings, can be found on this page.
Information on the Arizona House Ad Hoc Committee on Groundwater Supply in Pinal County, as well as information regarding meetings and presentations, can be found on the Department's Arizona House Ad Hoc Committee web page.
Pinal Groundwater Supply Meetings
House Ad Hoc Committee
On September 18, 2019, Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers (R-25) announced the creation of the House Ad Hoc Committee on Groundwater Supply in Pinal County. The committee is designed to study the supply of available groundwater and renewable water supplies in the Pinal Active Management Area and to make recommendations on the modeling criteria of available groundwater supplies in the area.
Speaker Bowers named Representative David Cook (R-8) to chair the committee and appointed Representatives Noel Campbell (R-1), Gail Griffin (R-14), Bret Roberts (R-11), Rosanna Gabaldón (D-2), and Diego Rodriguez (D-27) to serve on the committee. In addition, the director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Tom Buschatzke, also serves on the committee.
Information on ADWR's 2019 Pinal Groundwater Model, as well as information regarding meetings and presentations, can be found on the Department's Pinal Groundwater Updates web page.