CAWCD Board kicks off new year with presentation addressing a popular question: Have you ever considered covering the canal with solar panels?

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The Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board (CAWCD) met Thursday, Jan 4 at CAP Headquarters. Based on Board Member requests, CAP Assistant General Manager Darrin Francom provided a comprehensive update regarding the challenges and benefits of covering all or part of the CAP canal with solar panels. This included an analysis of current studies and pilot projects, which CAP is closely monitoring for real-world measurements and empirical data.

The Board approved:

The Board additionally heard presentations on:

The CAWCD Board of Directors is a popularly elected, 15-member board. Ten members are from Maricopa County, four from Pima County and one from Pinal County. Members serve six-year, unpaid terms. The board typically meets publicly the first Thursday of each month to establish policy and set rates and taxes for CAP. Meetings are open to the public – in person and via livestream.

For additional details on the Jan. 4, 2024 board meeting, take a look at the agenda. Board minutes and video will be posted here, as well.

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