Republic: Chandler innovative on water conservation

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Arizona Republic reported that a new policy adopted by the city of Chandler is leading the way to more strategic water conservation in Arizona.

Grady Gammage Jr., an expert in land-use and water policy and Senior Research Fellow at Morrison Institute for Public Policy, observed "It's a bit of an experiment, but that's terrific. I give Chandler a lot of credit for doing this.”

Businesses in Chandler will be ensured a water supply up to a certain level. Beyond that, they must secure the additional supply on their own. According to city officials, the policy ensures that as the city grows, an ensured water supply grows with it.

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