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  • Writer's pictureMark L. Johnson

Know Your H2O-Part I

Updated: Jul 11, 2021

One Tortolita Alliance (TA) goal for 2020 is to learn more about the water supply situation in the Tucson region, especially the Town of Marana.

We have been doing our research and reached out to Tucson Water, Marana Water, Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR), U of A Water Resources Research Center and more.

Originally, TA planned to conduct a series of local water workshops to present the facts and findings but the COVID-19 Virus situation has made that impossible.

In lieu of workshops, TA will be presenting a multiple-blog series on the water supply situation entitled "Know Your H2O". This series will include information on water basics, AZ water law, AZ groundwater recharge, storage & recovery, Colorado River, Central Arizona Project (CAP), Tucson Water, Marana Water and more.

On a personal note, I recently completed a wonderful 40-year career in the water utility industry serving in various engineering, environmental and executive management positions for three large water utilities in CT, IL and Southern CA. Even with all that background, I have found the water supply situation in AZ to be complex and non-transparent.

We plan to present the facts, break it down and analyze so everyone can become an AZ water expert and answer the big question---Does the Tucson region have enough water now and in the future to supply existing water customers and any level of growth?

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