water assurance or smoke and mirrors

Perspective for your consideration … What does it look like when it’s fixed…?

Is not the question of water adequacy related to how many straws “we” will permit to be inserted into any one subsurface water aquifer…?

State seeks comments on informal draft water rule by Saturday…Tuesday, November 11, 2008…Prescott Daily Courier… The Arizona Department of Water Resources is giving people one last chance to comment on proposed water adequacy rules before moving to a more formal phase….The agency’s rulemaking process helps implement Senate Bill 1575, commonly called the water adequacy bill. The Legislature approved it in 2007….The bill made a significant change in Arizona water law by letting rural local governments reject new subdivisions that don’t prove they will have adequate water supplies for the next century….The latest proposed changes are available on the agency’s website at http://www.azwater.gov. The site also contains responses to public comments in the last round…Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis and local water consultant Ed McGavock were among those who recently registered comments and asked questions….County boards of supervisors must have unanimous votes to adopt the new rule, and Yavapai County Supervisor Carol Springer has stated she opposes the new rule….Municipalities can adopt the new adequacy rule even if counties don’t. If they adopt the rule, they also must decide if they will allow an exemption to the rule if subdividers want to haul water to customers. …Several Verde Valley communities have stated their interest in adopting the rule. Prescott-area communities operate under different rules associated with active management areas (AMAs)….The agency’s rules can be complex, especially where AMA and other boundaries cross. …One example is the Big Chino Sub-basin, where Prescott has the right to drill and export water to its citizens who live inside an AMA….State law could limit Prescott to a Big Chino well depth of 1,000 feet, while local developers might end up being able to drill deeper under the new adequacy rule. That concerns local municipal officials….Contact the reporter at jdodder@prescottaz.com

Our state position administered by our ADWR personnel does not appear to evaluate how many straws are permitted to be inserted into any one subsurface water aquifer, why is that…?

Then we compound this nonsense by issuing to the respective “subdivider” the vaunted 100 year water assurance certificate which he in turns passes to the real estate community who provide it to you and me. And without demanding verification we automatically accept is at being true.

If you really believe that, then I honestly have some ocean front property in Arizona I want to sell to you…?

Until we are provided with far more information and full disclosure this water assurance stuff is nothing but smoke and mirrors.


… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

With my personal “thanks” to Michael C. Rupert …From the Wilderness… who closes his blog … “Fascism ought more properly be called corporatism because it is the perfect merger of power between the corporation and the state.” … Benito Mussolini

And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue before any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.