The City of Scottsdale has officially announced they will stop water hauling to areas outside of the City's boundaries at the end of 2022.
Here is what Supervisor Galvin floated via the Arizona Corporation Commission:
A standpipe service by a public service utility, like EPCOR or Global Water, is where a utility installs a standpipe (fill station for water trucks) and could allow water haulers to pick up and deliver water outside of its service area.
This solution has serious concerns:
For a MAP of the Rio Verde Foothills area located East of N. Scottsdale, Arizona click HERE. and go to the bottom of the page.
THE FOLLOWING SOLUTION HAS BEEN DENIED BY THE MARICOPA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS!
AS OF 8/31/2022, WE HAVE NO WATER SOLUTION FOR JANUARY 1, 2023!!
The only solution presented as of August 31ST, 2022 is the petition to form a Domestic Water Improvement District (District/DWID) so the District can secure a long-term legally dedicated source of water for its members and non-members by purchasing more water than what the entire Rio Verde Foothills currently uses.
The District plan is to:
The reason the District has the ability to import a long-term legally dedicated outside source of water is due strictly to the District's ability to purchase Harquahala Valley water and Scottsdale's ability to enter an agreement, for a fee, to receive the District's water purchase via the Central Arizona Project canals, process the water and initially make the water available at the City's standpipe until the District's fill station is built and connected to retrieve the District's water.
KAREN NABITY 602-299-5222 JENNIFER SIMPSON 602-402-2206
If a homeowner signed the petition for the formation of the Rio Verde Foothills DWID (RVF DWID) to have their property included, once the property is SOLD, the buyer (new owner) MUST also sign the RVF DWID petition prior to the possible approval in order for the property to be included in the formation of the RVF DWID. Please call Karen Nabity @ 602-299-5222 or Jennifer Simpson @ 602-402-2206 for more information. NOTE: This only applies to the current petition for the formation of the RVF DWID. Once the RVF DWID is approved, the membership will transfer with the property to new owners moving forward.
IMPORTANT: A water hauler IS NOT A SOURCE OF WATER but holds a permit to pick up and deliver water. Currently, Cave Creek, Phoenix, EPCOR in both Rio Verde proper and New River/Anthem do not allow water haulers to pull their water out of their service area and deliver it to residents in the Rio Verde Foothills Community. Access to Scottsdale's water stops at the end of 2022.
Now the US Bureau of Reclamation is requiring an additional 2 to 4 million acre feet (This equals 651 BILLION to 1.3 TRILLION gallons of water) to be left in the Colorado River system. Arizona will take a significant cutback to its water from Central Arizona Project (CAP) which supplies water from the Colorado River.
Due to this, it is expected that the majority of Cities and water utilities that rely on CAP water will restrict use of their water for other areas. This will leave the water haulers very limited options for hauling water to RVF.
It is IMPORTANT to understand a water hauler is a company that has a permit to deliver water & is NOT THE SOURCE OF WATER.