Governor Katie Hobbs of Arizona released a groundwater model and the latest study of groundwater conditions across the Phoenix Metro area via the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Additionally, Gov. Hobbs announced a $40 million investment of American Rescue Plan Act funds. This is meant to spur increased water conservation, fund critical water infrastructure and promote sustainable groundwater throughout the state.
According to KTAR News, in over a period of 100 years, the result of the model projection shows approximately 4% of the demand for groundwater in the region will not be met without further action. The state’s Assured Water Supply Program is the most rigorous water management standard in the nation, providing water security for existing communities and continued growth, according to the press release.