City council proposes to raise water rates; Gov. hopes to finalize Drought Contingency Plan

Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU’s Morrison Institute, joined KJZZ's The Show to talk about a City Council vote on a proposal to raise water rates by 6 percent each of the next two years.

Officials say the increase is needed to build infrastructure for alternative water supplies to deal with Colorado River shortages and to replace and fix up some of the city’s existing water infrastructure.

LISTEN: Phoenix City Council To Vote On Water Rate Increase
(Running time: 6:14)

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