ADWR director pens Pinal County oped urging local solutions for region’s water future

The Casa Grande Dispatch/Pinal Central today published a column by Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschatzke extolling the values that decades ago made the state a  leader in groundwater management.

Those values, he observed,  including stakeholder involvement in decision-making and a commitment to consumer protection.

Those values will be on display in coming months as Pinal County address the challenges of future population and economic growth, he said.

“The legacy of the 1980 Groundwater Management Act is an enduring one. It proved that a spirit of cooperation among diverse interests can achieve far more than by acting alone.”

Director Buschatzke’s Dispatch/Pinal Central oped can be found here.

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