Local water conservation advocates Val Little and Eliza Stokes say the city needs to take additional steps to protect drinking water supplies from future uncertainties in river flows.
Little, founder of the nonprofit Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona, is also a member of the city’s Citizens Water Advisory Committee. Stokes is communications and campaign manager for the nonprofit Watershed Management Group, which both installs and advocates for rainwater harvesting systems for homes and businesses.
"This moment absolutely calls for the city to take additional action to conserve water, our most precious resource,” Stokes said. “As a city, we can take much better advantage of our annual monsoon rains — which add up to more water than our entire city consumes in a year — by providing more financial support and incentives for homes and businesses to proactively store and harvest rainwater." More...
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