The City of Scottsdale supplies the majority of the water picked up by water haulers, both commercial and private, to the Rio Verde Foothills.
Per Scottsdale's May 7, 2021 letter to Maricopa County Supervisor Chucri: "Should we be in a Tier 1 shortage in 2023, Scottsdale will impose its Stage 1 restrictions on water hauling."
Per the U.S. Bureau of Reclamations June study, it is most probable that a Tier 2 will be declared for 2023. Based on this, we want to be prepared for when Scottsdale stops water hauling outside of the City's boundaries by creating a District and securing a long-term source of water as mandated by the City's Drought Management Plan.
We strongly urge all residents of the Rio Verde Foothills to watch
and hear what Scottsdale says!
For a MAP of the Rio Verde Foothills area located East of N. Scottsdale, Arizona,
To form a Domestic Water Improvement District (District) so the District can secure a long-term source of water for its members and surplus water to serve non-members.
The petition to form a District was submitted with 176 parcels and submitted to the County.
A continuance of the hearing for the petition is scheduled for
August 18, 2021 before the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The initial hearing was held on 4/21/21. To listen to the entire hearing go to the VIDEO tab above.
The District plan is to:
CALL 602-299-522 OR
602-402-2206 TO SET A TIME TO SIGN THE PETITION THIS WEEK.
REGISTER TO BE NOTIFIED OF THE NEXT PETITION EVENT: HERE.
Water needs will be determined from input from those who have signed the petition.
Petitions to join the District will be allowed once a year dependent on water availability. There is also the possibility of securing another source of water for a future group of petitioners IF there is water available for purchase. Those petitioners may bear the higher costs of water and financing.
With the severe drought, most water managers and Federal agencies are buying up water sources right now, so it is possible that there will not be water sources available for purchase in the coming years. Therefore, there is no guarantee that in the future additional parcels will be able to join the District.
For those not joining the District, we STRONGLY ADVISE you to verify you have a long term source of water that would be available to be hauled to you should you decide not to join the District.
A water hauler is NOT a source of water but is permitted to only deliver water.
The next hearing for the District is on August 18, 2021. We will be accepting signatures from residents to join the District until July 30th, 2021.
Call 602-299-5222 or 602-402-2206 to set a time to sign.