is in the midst of a drought, now ten years and counting. This
has caused our water reserves to drop to only 50% capacity ...
an increasingly scary number in light of ever-increasing population
and continued development.
light of these figures, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano signed
Executive Order 2003-12 on March 20, 2003, establishing the Governor's
Drought Task Force. This group of water professionals and lawmakers
presented a Strategic Water Use Plan to the Governor in October
2004, which was adopted. The plan calls for government entities
to begin to curtail water use, and encourage rural water systems
to develop Water Conservation Plans.
Town of Kearny also has water problems. The Town currently uses
more than 3/4 of its available water supply, a total dangerously
close to emergeny levels. To ensure the Town of has enough water,
a Conservation Plan began to be developed on July of 2004, and
was formally adopted by the Kearny Town Council on November 8,
plan lays out the groundwork for a series of initiatives and
other steps to help reduce the total amount of water used by
the Town of Kearny.
of Kearny Water Conservation Plan
of Kearny 2004 Water Statistics