Legislators back away from water-supply proposal

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Associated Press reported that the Arizona House debated but ultimately chose to delay a proposal Thursday that could clear the way for a Sierra Vista developer to build a new subdivision, regardless of it having an adequate water supply.

While the developer may still be able to build if the law passes, water for future residents will depend on the result of the lawsuit, said Kathleen Ferris, a senior fellow for Morrison Institute’s Kyl Center for Water Policy.

“It is in everybody’s best interest to find connection to surface and ground water, rather than let people move in and find their ground water supplies are cut off,” she said.

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